Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted and readily visible to the public.
Funeral arrangements to include a casket spray and three floral pieces accompanying the casket or urn at the time of the burial will be placed on the completed grave. They will be removed at the discretion of the cemetery when they become unsightly or when it becomes necessary to facilitate cemetery operations such as mowing.
Fresh cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time. They will be removed and disposed of when they become unsightly.
Artificial flowers will be permitted only from Nov. 15 through March 1 when their presence will not interfere with grounds maintenance. While potted plants are not suggested, they are permitted 10 days before through 10 days after Easter.
The cemetery will provide temporary plastic containers to the public for displaying floral arrangements. Permanent in-ground containers are not authorized.
In lieu of small individual grave flags, we display the Avenue of Flags, which provides a unique visible tribute to all of our Nation’s veterans. Flagpoles will be purchased to extend our Avenue of Flags to include new burial sections.
Christmas wreaths, grave blankets, and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from Dec. 1 through Jan. 9. All seasonal adornments, Christmas wreaths, grave blankets, etc., will be removed on Jan. 10. Grave blankets can be no larger than two feet by three feet. Floral items may not be secured to the markers. Wreath easels over 18" are not permitted and will be removed.
Permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, breakable objects, Christmas trees, balloons, pumpkins, and similar items are not permitted on the graves. VA does not permit adornments, which are:
- Considered offensive
- Inconsistent with the dignity of the cemetery
- Considered hazardous to cemetery personnel (beads or wires may become entangled in mowers or other equipment and cause injury)
Floral items or decorations cannot be secured to headstones or markers. Unauthorized items will be removed by cemetery personnel and discarded.
Please do not park on any grassy areas. Please remain on paved road areas.
During the mowing and grounds maintenance season, all floral items will be removed from graves when necessary to facilitate mowing and maintenance operations.
All items placed on gravesites become the property of the US Government and will be disposed of under federal regulations. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery is not responsible for flowers after they have been placed on gravesites. Flowers are placed at your own risk. They will not be replaced by the cemetery if they are damaged, lost, or stolen. Deer and other wildlife may eat the fresh flowers and arrangements.
A golf cart is available, weather and ground conditions permitting, to physically challenged visitors needing assistance to gravesites during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.