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Pre-Need Eligibility form.

Pre-Need Eligibility

Planning in advance for a Veteran's or loved-one's final resting place can eliminate unnecessary delays and reduce stress on a family at a difficult time.

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A tablet, computer monitor and phone above the Nationwide Gravesite Locator URL.

Gravesite Locator

Locate resting places for Veterans and their families in national and grant-funded VA cemeteries as well as various military, Department of Interior, and private cemeteries.

Nationwide Gravesite Locator »

Three sizes of Bronze Medallions.

Memorial Benefit: Medallion

Medallions are furnished in lieu of a traditional Government headstone or grave marker for those Veterans who served on or after April 6, 1917, and whose grave in a private cemetery is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker.

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Find a Cemetery

NCA's interactive map enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at 155 VA managed or 122 VA grant-funded cemeteries.

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Schedule a Burial »


Medal of Honor History

President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill creating 200 medals of honor in late 1861. From this came the Medal of Honor; today the highest commendation for military service. The eligibility criteria, medal design, and recognition on a recipients' grave marker have all evolved since the Civil War.

390 Medal of Honor recipients are interred in VA national cemeteries.

Left: Army Medal of Honor, early design. Center: Headstone with recognition for a Medal of Honor recipient. Right: Navy Medal of Honor; early design.Left: Army Medal of Honor, early design.
Center: Headstone with recognition for a Medal of Honor recipient.
Right: Navy Medal of Honor; early design.

NCA Resources Guide

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VLM Featured Veteran
Leland Ralph Walters
U.S. Army, CPL
Bronze Star · Purple Heart
Prisoner of War
Missing in Action, Unaccounted-For
Photo for Featured Veteran from the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM): Leland Ralph Walters, U.S. Army, CPL, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War, Missing in Action, Unaccounted-For.
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