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A Sacred Trust | Burial Benefits | Monuments and Memorial Affairs | NCA History | Cemetery Landscaping | Legacy Program


A Sacred Trust

The mission of VA's National Cemetery Administration of honoring Veterans with a final resting place that memorializes their service to our nation is profiled.

A Sacred Trust A Sacred Trust

A Sacred Trust Spanish A Sacred Trust [Spanish]


Burial Benefits

Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of our 135 national cemeteries, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost. Learn more about burial benefits with these videos.

Attending a Casket Burial Service with Military Funeral Honors (Veteran) Attending a Casket Burial Service with Military Funeral Honors (Veteran)

Attending a Casket Burial Service without Military Funeral Honors (Non-Veteran) Attending a Casket Burial Service without Military Funeral Honors (Non-Veteran)

Attending a Cremated Remains/Inurnment Burial Service with Military Funeral Honors (Veteran) Attending a Cremated Remains/Inurnment Burial Service with Military Funeral Honors (Veteran)

Attending a Cremated Remains/Inurnment Burial Service without Military Funeral Honors (Non-Veteran) Attending a Cremated Remains/Inurnment Burial Service without Military Funeral Honors (Non-Veteran)

How to Install a Medallion on a Private Headstone How to Install a Medallion on a Private Headstone

Honoring Your Service Honoring Your Service


Monuments and Memorial Affairs

Throughout our nation, more than four million Americans, mostly Veterans, are buried in national cemeteries operated by VA. These videos demonstrate the constant care and consideration we take within our cemeteries, including restoring monuments, constructing sculptures, and memorial affairs.

Monuments Restoration Monuments Restoration

Memorial Affairs Memorial Affairs

Nashville Cemetery USCT Sculpture Nashville Cemetery USCT Sculpture


NCA History

The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) traces its roots to the Civil War. In 1862, Congress enacted legislation that authorized the President to purchase "cemetery grounds" to be used as national cemeteries "for soldiers who shall have died in the service of the country." Today, there are over 4 million Veterans of every war and conflict buried in one of the 149 national cemeteries. Learn more about NCA’s honorable history.

Mission of Honor Mission of Honor

National Cemeteries National Cemeteries

Cemetery History Cemetery History

Returning Heroes Returning Heroes

Frank Buckles Frank Buckles: A Final Farewell


Cemetery Landscaping

Landscaping a cemetery requires very specific, very precise care and consideration of the elements, of flora and fauna, and even conserving water. VA's National Cemetery Administration is conserving resources and lowering maintenance costs through water-wise landscaping practices.

Water-Wise Landscaping Water-Wise Landscaping


Legacy Program

The Veterans Legacy Program offers a wealth of tools for educators and the public, with a focus on honoring the sacrifices of our nation's veterans.

Through this program, citizens of all ages can explore U.S. history, visit national cemeteries or experience them online, and get to know these historic places as engaging places for learning. Discover Riverside National Cemetery and Beaufort National Cemetery in these videos.

Discover Riverside National Cemetery Discover Riverside National Cemetery

Remembering POW/MIA at Riverside National Cemetery Remembering POW/MIA at Riverside National Cemetery

Medal of Honor Stories at Riverside National Cemetery Medal of Honor Stories at Riverside National Cemetery

Discover Beaufort National Cemetery: Discover Beaufort National Cemetery

African American Civil War Military Service at Beaufort National Cemetery African American Civil War Military Service at Beaufort National Cemetery

Remembering the Civil War Fallen at Beaufort National Cemetery Remembering the Civil War Fallen at Beaufort National Cemetery


 

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