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Volunteers clean national cemeteries for National Day of Service Sept. 10

Volunteers from across the U.S. gathered in 65 VA national cemeteries for a National Day of Service Sept. 10. The cleaning efforts included thousands of volunteers cleaning tens of thousands of graves, including 47 killed Sept. 11, 2001.

By |September 10th, 2021|Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|2 Comments

Volunteers can clean national cemeteries on National Day of Service

Volunteers interested in cleaning headstones in national cemeteries can sign up for a National Day of Service to be held in 65 locations Sept. 10. All volunteers interested in participating in the “National Day of Service” should sign up at Carry the Load register.

By |September 4th, 2021|#VetResources, Top Stories|20 Comments

Honoring Vets: Carry The Load partners with VA’s national cemeteries

For the third year in a row, Carry The Load is partnering with VA’s national cemeteries to honor and remember America’s heroes during Memorial May.

By |May 12th, 2021|Honoring Vets, Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|2 Comments

Wreaths Across America to go on in national cemeteries with COVID restrictions

Veterans and their families can participate in Wreaths Across America in national cemeteries, but there will be restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

By |December 9th, 2020|Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|Comments Off on Wreaths Across America to go on in national cemeteries with COVID restrictions

Volunteers return safely to national cemeteries during COVID-19

Volunteers are returning to national cemeteries under certain circumstances, following strict COVID-19 guidance. More than 40 volunteers displayed the new policies during an event Sept. 19 at Culpeper National Cemetery in Virginia. A group from a local Latter-day Saints church cleaned headstones while wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

By |September 22nd, 2020|Honoring Vets, Memorial Affairs, Top Stories|Comments Off on Volunteers return safely to national cemeteries during COVID-19

Memorial Day 2020 Live Stream from VA National Cemeteries

Each VA national cemetery will conduct a brief wreath laying ceremony, accompanied by a moment of silence and the playing of Taps. In keeping with CDC guidelines to limit large gatherings, the ceremonies will not be open to the public. Learn more: VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day. Instead of attending ceremonies in person, VA invites you to participate virtually. Live stream links and videos of the [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Memorial Day 2020 Live Stream from VA National Cemeteries

National Cemeteries still providing service through Coronavirus Pandemic

Our National Cemeteries are stepping up to the challenge of providing service through the pandemic. While we are observant of social distancing and realize the challenges in this environment, we still have a vital service to provide. Our NCA staff members continue our mission to provide an honorable burial service for our Veterans and other eligible members. 

By |March 26th, 2020|Coronavirus, Memorial Affairs|Comments Off on National Cemeteries still providing service through Coronavirus Pandemic

VA national cemeteries adjusts operations in response to COVID-19

All VA national cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, effective March 23 — as part of the agency’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) — committal services and the rendering of military funeral honors will discontinue until further notice.

By |March 23rd, 2020|Coronavirus, Memorial Affairs, News Releases, Top Stories|1 Comment

VA’s national cemeteries to host Memorial Day ceremonies

This year, VA is partnering with Carry The Load as they honor fallen Veterans along an 11,500-mile relay, visiting 26 national cemeteries across the country during the month leading up to Memorial Day.

By |May 16th, 2019|Memorial Affairs|Comments Off on VA’s national cemeteries to host Memorial Day ceremonies
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