Burial and Memorial Benefits

Soldiers who die while on active duty and Veterans discharged under conditions other than dishonorable may be eligible for the following Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) burial benefits: (1) burial in a VA national cemetery; (2) government-furnished headstone or marker; (3) Presidential Memorial Certificate; (4) burial flag; and in some cases, (5) reimbursement of certain burial expenses. The Soldier's surviving Spouse, dependent Children, and, under certain conditions, unmarried adult Children, may be eligible for burial in a national cemetery.