New benefit from the VA

Posted on June 21, 2024

The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) began accepting applications on Jun. 10, 2024, for a new benefit – a commemorative plaque or urn. It is only available if the Veteran is cremated and not interred.

Of important note, if families choose to commemorate their Veteran with the commemorative plaque or urn, VA will be prohibited from interring them in a VA national cemetery or providing a government headstone, marker, or medallion for that Veteran in any cemetery.

For more information: National Cemetery Administration or VA Memorials or FAQ

Commemorative Plaque