Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. Natural cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time of the year. They will be removed when they become unsightly or when it becomes necessary to facilitate cemetery operations such as mowing.
Temporary floral containers, provided by the cemetery, are available at various sites on cemetery grounds. Please limit one per gravesite. Permanent vases are not permitted at Marion National Cemetery.
Artificial flowers are permitted on graves during the periods of October 10 through April 15, as well as 10 days before through 10 days after Easter Sunday and Memorial Day. Potted plants are permitted on graves 10 days before through 10 days after Easter Sunday and Memorial Day.
Christmas wreaths, grave blankets and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from Dec. 1 through Jan. 20.
Floral items, wreaths, pictures, stickers and other types of decorations may not be attached to headstones or niche covers. Floral stands and saddles are prohibited.
Permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, balloons, toys, stuffed animals, pin wheel spinners, shepherd's hooks, plaques, breakable objects of any nature, disrespectful items, and commemorative items are not permitted on graves at any time. Unauthorized items found on graves will be removed by cemetery personnel and kept for 30 days after removal, then will be disposed of.
Flowers may be placed directly on the ground or in a temporary flower container in front of the Columbarium.
It is NOT permitted to use permanent markers or paint on headstones at any time.