Burial Arrangements

The deceased veteran's next-of-kin or the family's funeral director should make arrangements directly with the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery Director or another Cemetery Representative.

Before the burial can take place, cemetery staff must verify the veteran's eligibility. To enable staff to do this, the next of kin or funeral director must provide the Director or Cemetery Representative with a copy of the veteran's military discharge papers, or the veteran's military service number, social security number or VA claim numbers. There is no charge for interment for veterans or their eligible spouses and dependents.

Gravesite reservations cannot be made in advance