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There is no cost if eligibility requirements are met except under the following conditions:

There is a $600.00 fee for the interment of a veteran’s spouse or eligible dependent children that must be paid the day of burial.  Dependent burial fees were reduced by state law which went into effect on April 27, 2016. 

There is a $150.00 fee for interment of cremated remains in available columbariums.  Columbariums are only offered at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery located off of John Sevier Highway in Knoxville, TN.  Columbarium services will be offered at other State Veterans Cemeteries in the near future.  Please call your cemetery of interest for more information.


The same guidelines apply.

Outer Containers

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services does not require outer containers for burials. 


All veterans are entitled to a white, upright marble headstone at government expense when buried in a Tennessee 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.