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Veterans Cemeteries

Preregistration - State Cemetery

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Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries

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National Cemeteries

The Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) National Cemetery Administration maintains 136 national cemeteries in 40 states (and Puerto Rico) as well as 33 soldier's lots and monument sites.

Please note that there is not a VA national cemetery in every state. You may also want to check the listing of State veterans cemeteries.

Cemetery Information

Cemetery

Address

Contact

Burial Space

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Parkway

Dallas, TX 75211

Phone: 214-467-3374

FAX: 214-467-3316

Open

Fort Bliss National Cemetery

5200 Fred Wilson Rd.

El Paso, TX 79906

Phone: 915-564-0201

FAX: 915-564-3746

Open

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.

San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: 210-820-3891

FAX: 210-820-3445

Open

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.

Houston, TX 77038

Phone: 281-447-8686

FAX: 281-447-0580

Open

Kerrville National Cemetery

3600 Memorial Blvd.

Kerrville, TX 78028

Phone: 210-820-3891

FAX: 210-820-3445

Closed

San Antonio National Cemetery

517 Paso Hondo Street

San Antonio, TX 78202

Phone: 210-820-3891

FAX: 210-820-3445

Cremation Only

State Cemeteries

Many states have established state veterans cemeteries. Eligibility is similar to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries, but may include residency requirements. Even though they may have been established or improved with Government funds through VA's Veterans Cemetery Grants Program, state veterans cemeteries are run solely by the states. We cannot answer your questions or comments about any of these veterans cemeteries. Please contact the specific cemetery for information.

Cemetery Information

Cemetery

Address

Contact

Funded

State Veterans Cemeteries Texas Veterans Land Board

1700 N. Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701-1496

Eric D. Brown, Deputy Director

Phone: 512-463-5977

FAX: 512-475-2294

N/A

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

11463 South Highway 195

Killeen, TX 76542

Clark Walden, Director

Phone: 254-616-1770

FAX: 254-616-1769

YES

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery

2520 South Inspiration Road

Mission, TX 78572

Mary Hernandez, Director

Phone: 956-583-7227

FAX: 956-583-7887

YES

Texas State Veterans Cemetery At Abilene

7457 W. Lake Road

Abilene, TX 79601

Alecia Linahan, Director

Phone: 325-673-4446

FAX: 325-673-4448

YES

Coastal Bend Veterans Cemetery

9974 IH 37 Access Road

Corpus Christi, TX 78410

J.J. De la Cerda, Director

Phone: 361-248-4830

FAX: 361-248-4965

YES

National Cemeteries: Definition of Burial Space

Open

  • This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and cremated remains. 

Closed

  • This cemetery is closed to new interments. The only interments that are being accepted are subsequent interments for veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite. Periodically however, burial space may become available due to a canceled reservation or when a disinterment has been completed. When either of these two scenarios occurs the cemetery will assign such gravesites or columbarium niches to other eligible Veterans or family members at the time of the request. Since there is no way to know in advance when a gravesite may become available, please contact the cemetery at the time of need to inquire whether space is available.

Cremation Only

  • This cemetery has space available for cremated remains. We may be able to accommodate casketed remains in the same gravesite of previously interred family members.

State Cemeteries: Definition of Federally Funded and Unfunded

Not A VA Grant Funded Cemetery

  • The State has not applied for and received a VA grant to establish, expand or improve this veterans cemetery. The cemetery is owned and operated by a state.

VA Grant Funded Cemetery

  • Grants are used only to establish, expand or improve veterans cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state. Aid is granted only to states, not to private organizations, counties, cities, or other government agencies.
  • VA can provide up to 100 percent of the development cost for an approved project. For establishment of new cemeteries, VA can provide for operating equipment as well. VA cannot pay for acquisition of land.
  • Cemeteries established under the grant program must conform to the standards and guidelines pertaining to site selection, planning, and construction prescribed by VA.
  • Cemeteries must be operated solely for the interment of service members who die on active duty, veterans (as defined by federal law), and their eligible spouses and dependent children. States may impose residency requirements and other limitations to eligibility in addition to those imposed by federal law. State eligibility requirements, however, may not be less stringent than Federal requirements.
  • The administration, operation, and maintenance of a VA-supported state cemetery is solely the responsibility of the state.

We cannot answer your questions or comments about any of these state veterans cemeteries. Please contact the specific cemetery for information.

NOTE: Many of the links above will take you outside the VA web site.

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