Burial Benefits

VA Headstones and Markers

Provided by: Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Headstones, Markers and Medallions

Upon request, the VA will furnish, at no charge to the applicant, a government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any eligible deceased Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death.

Burial Flags

Provided by: Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Burial Flags

A US flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of an eligible, deceased Veteran who served honorably in the US Armed Forces.

Burial in National Cemetery

Provided by: Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Burial Benefits

Families are encouraged to prepare in advance by discussing cemetery options, collecting the Veteran's military information including discharge papers, and by contacting the cemetery where the burial is desired. Gravesites in VA National Cemeteries cannot be reserved in advance; however, reservations made prior to 1962 will be honored.

VA Burial and Memorial Benefits

Provided by: Dept. of Veterans Affairs: For Burial in a National Cemetery

Veterans, spouses, and dependents may be eligible for VA burial and memorial benefits including reimbursement of burial expenses, military funeral honors VA headstones and markers, presidential memorial certificates, burial flags, burial in VA National Cemeteries, or other Veterans' cemeteries.

VA Grave Site Locator

Provided by: Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Grave Site Locator

Search for burial locations of Veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state Veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.

Texas State Cemeteries

Provided by: Texas Veterans Land Board

Texas operates state cemeteries for Veterans and their eligible dependents in the cities of Abilene, Killeen, and Mission. A future site has been selected in Corpus Christi.