Eagle Point National Cemetery
Entrance gate at Eagle Point National Cemetery.
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and cremated remains.
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial. For more information visit our eligibility web page.
Cemetery is located 14 miles northeast of Medford and one mile east of Eagle Point. From Medford Municipal Airport, take Biddle Road south two miles to Interchange (Highway 62). Travel toward Crater Lake seven miles, then turn right on Highway 140 (3.5 miles). Turn left on Riley Road and continue for 2.9 miles to the cemetery on your right.
Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117.
For information on scheduled burials in our national cemeteries, please go to the Daily Burial Schedule.
Military Funeral Honors
Military Funeral Honors can be provided by our local Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, Marine Corps League and the National Guard. Please contact the cemetery staff for further information.
For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education section, located below.
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. 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.
Artificial flowers will be permitted on graves during periods when their presence will not interfere with grounds maintenance. As a general rule, artificial flowers will be allowed on graves for a period from November 1 to March 1.
Christmas wreaths, grave blankets and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from Dec. 1 through Jan. 20. They may not be secured to headstones or markers.
Permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, breakable objects and similar items are not permitted on the graves. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not permit adornments that are considered offensive, inconsistent with the dignity of the cemetery or considered hazardous to cemetery personnel. For example, items incorporating beads or wires may become entangled in mowers or other equipment and cause injury.
Permanent items removed from graves will be placed in an inconspicuous holding area for one month prior to disposal. Decorative items removed from graves remain the property of the donor but are under the custodianship of the cemetery. If not retrieved by the donor, they are then governed by the rules for disposal of federal property.
VA regulations 38 CFR 1.218 prohibit the carrying of firearms (either openly or concealed), explosives or other dangerous or deadly weapons while on VA property, except for official purposes, such as military funeral honors. Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited. Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest.
Eagle Point National Cemetery is located 14 miles northeast of Medford, Ore., in Jackson County. The cemetery opened in 1952 as an adjunct to the Veterans Administration Domiciliary (VA) at White City about four miles away. The VA operated the cemetery until 1973 when it was transferred to the new National Cemetery System and renamed White City National Cemetery. On March 19, 1985, the name was changed again to Eagle Point National Cemetery to convey a more accurate sense of its location.
Monuments and Memorials
A carillon was donated by the American Veterans as part of their international living-memorial program, which began shortly after World War II.
A memorial dedicated to All Unknown Veterans was erected at the cemetery in 1980 by the Disabled American Veterans organization.
A memorial dedicated to all 1st Marine Divisions of all Wars was donated by the 1st Marine Division Association.
Charlene Pryer was born in 1921 in California. She attended the University of California before joining the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve in September 1943. Pryer sang with the Dick Jurgens Orchestra, entertaining the troops, and she continued to perform on the radio after the war. Her musical career is noteworthy but she excelled in the outfield. Her father, Maurice Pryer, played minor league baseball and taught her the game. Charlene played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) from 1946 to 1952, with the Muskegon and Kalamazoo Lassies and South Bend Blue Sox. The AAGPBL was honored in Cooperstown in 1988. Pryer married Army Technician Stuart "Jack" Mayer in 1958 and they raised their family in Medford, OR, where a local baseball field is named for her. Pryer died June 3, 1999, and is buried in Eagle Point National Cemetery (Section A1, Grave 28).
One notable burial at Eagle Point National Cemetery is Lieutenant George R. Tweed, U.S. Navy. Tweed was the sole survivor of a group captured by the Japanese after their occupation of Guam during World War II. Tweed hid on the island for more than two and one-half years evading capture and supplying valuable information to Allied forces. His ordeal inspired the book, Robinson Crusoe, USN and the movie No Man is An Island.