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NCA marks 50 years. Photo of U.S. flags placed in front of headstones in a VA national cemetery. The image also includes the logo for NCA 50 Years (1973-2023).

50 Years of Service

NCA marks 50 years (1973-2023) of serving America's Veterans, service members, and families.

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Image of Map from the NCA Find a Cemetery page.

Find a Cemetery

NCA's interactive map enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at 155 VA managed or 122 VA grant-funded cemeteries.

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Bronze Medallions: Small, Medium, or Large

Memorial Benefit: Medallion

Medallions are furnished in lieu of a traditional Government headstone or grave marker for those Veterans who served on or after April 6, 1917, and whose grave in a private cemetery is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker.

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The online Daily Burial Schedule provides current burial scheduling information on the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) website.

Daily Burial Schedule

The online Daily Burial Schedule provides current burial scheduling information on the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) website.

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VA celebrates 50 years of the NCA

VA commemorated NCA's 50th anniversary in a ceremony on September 21, 2023, at the newly-renamed National Memorial Cemetery at Quantico.

Since 1973, NCA has ensured that Veterans, service members, and their families are honored with a final resting place that pays tribute to their service. Over the last 50 years, NCA has developed and expanded burial and memorial options, so that more Veterans and their families can utilize their earned memorial benefits. Read more »

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Burial Plot
Golden Gate National Cemetery

VA History in 100 Objects: Nimitz Plot

The gravesites of Chester W. Nimitz, Raymond A. Spruance, Richmond K. Turner, and Charles A. Lockwood, who were friends for over 40 years, perfectly aligned in the first row along the street bearing the name Nimitz Drive at Golden Gate National Cemetery. The sentiment behind the burials emphasizes the symbolic power of comradeship of service members even after death in national cemeteries. Read more »

Visit the memorial pages of four of the Navy's most influential leaders in the Pacific theater during World War II.

Chester Nimitz
U.S. Navy
Fleet Admiral

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Raymond Spruance
U.S. Navy

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Richmond Turner
U.S. Navy

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Charles Lockwood
U.S. Navy
Vice Admiral

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NCA Resources Guide

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VLM Featured Veteran
Albert Earl Mills
U.S. Army, CPL
Purple Heart · Killed in Action
Photo of Featured Veteran from the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM): Albert Earl Mills, U.S. Army, CPL, Purple Heart, Killed in Action.

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