Veteran Benefits

Reimbursement of Burial Expenses

Burial Flags

Burial in National Cemeteries VA Cemeteries

Headstones and Markers

Headstones or Markers for Memorial Plots

To memorialize an eligible veteran whose remains are not available for burial, VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery. The headstone or marker is the same as that used to identify a grave except that the mandatory phrase "In Memory of" precedes the authorized inscription. The headstone or marker is available to memorialize eligible veterans or deceased active-duty members whose remains were not recovered or identified, were buried at sea, donated to science, or cremated and scattered. The memorial marker may be provided for placement in a cemetery other than a national cemetery. In such a case, VA supplies the marker and pays the cost of shipping, but does not pay for the plot or the placement of the marker. Only a relative recognized as the next of kin may apply for the benefit.

Presidential Memorial Certificates

Headstone and Gravemarker Program


8:00am to 4:30pm Eastern Time

Government Life Insurance Information

VA Insurance Center1-800-669-8477

8:00am to 6:30pm Eastern Time

Schenectady County Veteran's Service Agency

797 Broadway Schenectady, NY 12305Phone: 518.377.2423