• Continue reading NCA launches new interactive “Find a Cemetery” map

    May 17, 2022

    In time for this year's Memorial Day, NCA has launched a new interactive “Find a Cemetery” map. The feature enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at any of the 155 VA managed or 119 VA-funded cemetery.

  • Continue reading New technology helps VA answer the call for Veteran families in need

    May 13, 2022

    VA’s National Cemetery Administration (NCA) and Office of Information and Technology (OIT) are partnering on a four-pronged infrastructure modernization effort—one of which is upgrading the telephony that underlies NCA’s telephone systems.

  • Continue reading “Six Triple Eight” women to receive Congressional Gold Medal

    March 31, 2022

    On March 14, President Joe Biden signed the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2021 into Public Law 117-97.  The legislation awards the Congressional Gold Medal to the 855 members of the Women’s Army Corps, who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion – the “Six Triple Eight” – during World War II.

  • Continue reading Finding Vietnam Veteran and Navy Corpsman Gregory Williams, pt.3

    March 28, 2022

    Bill Mulcrevy’s search had come to an end. Gregory Williams, the Navy Corpsman who had saved his and so many other Marines’ lives in Vietnam, died in Illinois in November 2017. He was 73.

  • Continue reading Bertha Harrison Dupre and Elizabeth Barker Johnson: Sisters in arms

    March 4, 2022

    This is the story of Bertha Harrison Dupre and Elizabeth Barker Johnson, sisters in arms for the "Six Triple Eight."

  • Continue reading How VA served Veterans in 2021

    January 4, 2022

    Many people would like to forget 2021. It was a tough year, but a lot of good happened, too, especially at VA. The department is committed to making 2022 even better, and to do that, we’re taking a quick look back at what it accomplished and how it served Veterans in 2021.

  • Continue reading Remains of North Texas sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest 80 years later

    November 16, 2021

    Harold William Lindsey joined the Navy from Waxahachie, a small town just south of Dallas, Texas. Originally from California, fate would place him on the USS Oklahoma on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbor. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Lindsey was one of the battleship’s 429 crewmembers killed in the attack. Almost 80 years later, the North Texas sailor finally returned to his family and friends. 

  • Continue reading A Compensated Work Therapy success story: From cleaning bathrooms to running a National Cemetery

    November 4, 2021

    Victor Vasquez, the director of two National Cemeteries got his start in VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program. Read his story.

  • Continue reading Fort Sill National Cemetery and Army trainees Honor the Fallen

    October 20, 2021

    More than 120 Army trainees spent a day recently volunteering their time by cleaning the grounds at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK.

  • Continue reading Veterans can plan their legacy with VA burial and memorial benefits

    September 13, 2021

    VA can help you and your survivors prepare for the future. Read on to see how VA’s burial and memorial benefits can honor your legacy.

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

    September 10, 2021

    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.

  • Continue reading Morovis National Cemetery inters first Veterans

    July 14, 2021

    In Puerto Rico, it is rare for a burial to be a lonely affair. Family ties run deep, and families of the deceased will gather from near and far for wakes and to accompany their loved one to their final resting place. So it was on July 12 at Morovis National Cemetery, when the first two of what will be tens of thousands of future Veteran interments took place under the warm Puerto Rican sun.