We have received many inquiries relating to military burials and locating the graves of deceased veterans. The following web sites may be of assistance to persons interested in such information.
Obtaining military funeral support: http://www-perscom.army.mil/tagd/milita.htm
Description of funeral honors: http://www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil/svcpage.html
Burial flags: http://www.cem.va.gov/bflags.htm
Presidential Memorial Certificate: http://www.cem.va.gov/pmc.htm
Headstones and Markers: http://www.cem.va.gov/hmelig.htm
The American Battlefield Monuments Commission supervises overseas U.S. military cemeteries:
http://www.americanwardead.com/searchww.htm (database of names)
http://www.abmc.gov/abmc45.htm (numbers of persons interred)
http://www.abmc.gov/abmc2.htm (descriptions of the cemeteries)
The National Cemetery Administration administers Veterans Administration cemeteries in the U.S.:
http://www.cem.va.gov/listcem.htm (list of cemeteries)
Many of the states maintain their own veterans cemeteries: http://www.cem.va.gov/lsvc.htm
The U.S. Army maintains two national cemeteries:
Arlington National Cemetery: http://www.mdw.army.mil/cemetery.htm
The U.S. Soldiers' & Airmen's Home National Cemetery
This cemetery is supervised by Arlington National Cemetery. For information contact: Superintendent, U.S. Soldiers' & Airmen's Home National Cemetery, 21 Harewood Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011, tel.: (202) 829-1829. The home is now part of the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service also maintains 14 national historical cemeteries, covering battlefields in the U.S., and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. For information please contact: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240, tel. (202) 208-4621. World War II veterans are among those interred in at least Chalmette National Cemetery, Vicksburg National Cemetery, The Soldiers National Cemetery, and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.
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