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

There is no fee for the interment of a veteran’s spouse or eligible dependent children.   


Columbarium services are now offered at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway, Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery and the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads.  Please call your cemetery of interest for more information.

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.