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Ronald Walters

Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs

As Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, Ronald E. Walters leads 135 National Cemeteries in providing dignified burial services for military Veterans and eligible family members. His responsibilities also include: maintaining the cemeteries as national shrines; land acquisition, design, construction, and other activities relating to the establishment of new national cemeteries; overseeing other memorial programs to honor the service of deceased Veterans, including provision of headstones, markers, medallions and Presidential Memorial Certificates; and administering federal grants to help states, territories and tribal governments establish Veterans cemeteries.
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Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs - Vacant

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  • 135 VA national cemeteries
  • Approximately 20,500 acres
  • Largest National Cemetery: Calverton, NY - 1,045 acres
  • Smallest National Cemetery: Hampton VAMC, VA - .03 acres
  • NCA Year in Review, 2016

Contact Information

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery Administration
(ATTN: 43A2)
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20420
(202) 632-8035