Can You Be Buried in a VA National Cemetery? Pre-need Burial Eligibility Program Can Help Eliminate Unnecessary Stress and Delays at a Difficult Time For Military Families and Their Friends
Are you or a loved one considering burial in a VA national cemetery? We are blessed in Dayton to have our own VA National Cemetery. It was founded in 1867 and it includes over 116 acres and close to 50,000 graves. The 30-foot Dayton Soldiers’ Monument towers over the cemetery as a tribute to 33 soldiers buried there who died in the War of 1812. There is a lot of history at that cemetery, and it is an interesting place to visit if you haven’t seen it.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) has launched an application where eligible individuals can plan ahead for burial in a VA national cemetery on a first in – first out basis. Individuals will be able to notify the VA of their preference for which cemetery they would prefer as well as receive burial benefits at no cost to their family in a VA national cemetery. However, the pre-need eligibility determination only applies to VA national cemeteries, not state or tribal Veterans … Read More... “Do You Qualify for Pre-Need Burial Eligibility in a VA National Cemetery?”