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National Cemetery Administration



Operating Status

Currently, all Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration cemeteries are open for burial and visitation by the public. To a schedule a burial, please call 800-535-1117, option 1.

As warranted, NCA will provide updates on the operating status of individual national cemeteries on our social media pages:
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Cemetery Alerts

Fort Smith National Cemetery

» IMPORTANT: The main phone line at Fort Smith National Cemetery is experiencing service outages periodically. If you call the number listed below and cannot reach the cemetery, please dial 479-435-3044 or try your call again later. To schedule a burial, please call the National Cemetery Scheduling Office toll-free at 800-535-1117, option 1. VA is actively working to resolve this issue and appreciates your patience. (11/20/2023)