Have you considered burial in a VA national cemetery?

To pay lasting tribute to the service and sacrifice of Veterans, VA offers benefits for burial in a VA national cemetery or a private cemetery.

Debbie, an Army Veteran, followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the military. When he passed, VA helped her through a difficult time by giving her a way to honor him. He was buried in the VA national cemetery in Puerto Rico.

“They provided the place to bury my father, the marker and they conducted the service,” says Debbie. “It’s a time when you need help and they were there.”

Qualified Veterans receive a government furnished headstone or marker, grave liner, perpetual care of the gravesite, burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate. Spouses and other eligible family members may be buried in VA national cemeteries as well.

“It was not just respectful, it was a very dignified service,” says Debbie.

Learn more about VA burial and memorial benefits by clicking the link below or visit Explore.VA.gov to learn about all VA benefits and apply.

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