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What are the eligibility requirements for burial in a national cemetery?

Persons eligible for burial in a national cemetery include:

  • Veterans;
  • Service members who die on active duty;
  • Certain Reservists and National Guard members;
  • World War II Merchant Mariners;
  • U.S. citizens who served honorably in the Armed Forces of an Allied government during a war
  • Such other persons or classes of persons as may be designated by either the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or the Secretary of the Air Force.

 For more information, visit Veteran Administration website.

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What are the eligibility requirements for burial in a national cemetery?