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How does one arrange for burial in the National Cemetery?

How does one arrange for burial in the National Cemetery?
Because there are no advanced arrangements to be made, when death occurs the next of kin of the decedent should contact a funeral home, providing a copy of the veteran’s discharge document or whatever military service-related documents are available. The funeral director will then contact the National Cemetery office to arrange interment. The complete name of the veteran, along with military rank, service and social security numbers and any VA Claim number; dates of service; date and place of birth and death should also be furnished. If all of this information is not available, as much as possible should be provided. Because the military service of each veteran must be verified, failure to provide the required data may result in a delay of burial.