Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted and readily visible to the public.
Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. Please limit your gravesite arrangements to:
- One arrangement for cremation sites
- Two arrangements for casketed sites
Fresh cut flowers may be placed on graves throughout the year. They will be removed as soon as they become unsightly. Flowers should be placed in a temporary flower container. Temporary flower containers are available and are located throughout the cemetery in large black containers labeled, “VASES.”
During the growing season, all floral items will be removed from graves weekly for mowing and trimming purposes.
November – February: Artificial flowers are acceptable only during this time and will be removed when they become unsightly.
December 1 – January 1: Christmas wreaths and grave blankets are permitted only during this time and may not be larger than 2 ft. by 3 ft.
Easter and Memorial Day: Potted plants will only be permitted on graves 10 days before through 10 days after Easter and Memorial Day.
Plantings are not permitted at any time.
Floral items and other types of decorations will not be secured or adhered to headstones, markers or niche covers at any time.
Statues, vigil lights, fencing or border, breakable objects of any nature, alcoholic beverages, items of high value (personal or monetary), any adornment considered offensive, photographs and similar commemorative items are not permitted on graves at any time.
All items become U.S. Government property and will be disposed of according to policy. Please be aware that the National Cemetery is not responsible for maintaining, replacing and/or safeguarding floral items placed on gravesites.
These regulations may be changed or updated without prior notification.