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Burial Eligibility

Cemetery 3

COST

THERE IS NO COST IF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE MET EXCEPT UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

  • There is a $700.00 fee for the interment of a veteran’s spouse or eligible dependent children that must be paid prior to or the day of the burial.

CREMATIONS

  • The same guidelines apply.

OUTSIDE CONTAINERS

  • The State of Tennessee does not require an outside container for burial. This is a personal preference of the family.

HEADSTONES

  • All veterans are entitled to a white, upright marble headstone at government expense when buried in a State Veterans Cemetery. A temporary grave marker is used to identify grave site until the permanent headstone is delivered in approximately three to four months.