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Veterans Legacy Memorial, Find a Veteran, new basic search modal along with VLM logo and Department of Defense logo.

VLM Expands Cemeteries

The Veterans Legacy Memorial has added 27 cemeteries including 18 operated by the Army, 5 operated by the Navy, and 4 by the Air Force. Find your Veteran using a new basic search design!

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Left: Memorial Day wreath with American flag in background. Right: Text for Memorial Day 2023 with graphic of National Cemetery Administration and 50 Year Anniversary (1973-2023).

Memorial Day 2023

NCA is proud to host public Memorial Day commemoration ceremonies at more than 130 of our national cemeteries during Memorial Day weekend. Find locations, dates and start times for a cemetery near you.

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» Scheduled Events

Carry The Load participants honor and remember Veterans at a national cemetery behind a field of American flags they placed at headstones and markers during Memorial May.

Memorial May 2023

Join a Carry The Load relay to honor Veterans at national cemeteries across the country during the month of May.

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Find a Cemetery

NCA's interactive map enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at any of the 155 VA managed or 121 VA grant-funded cemeteries.

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NCA expands VLM: Adds 27 Military Cemeteries

VLM will grow to include nearly 300,000 more Veterans and servicemembers run by the Army, Navy and Air Force to include Arlington National Cemetery and the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery.

Use the new basic search to find your Veteran with simpler drop-down choices including the Year of Death and State/Territory location of interment.

Memorial Day History

“That Nation which respects and honors its dead, shall ever be respected and honored itself.”
– Brevet Lieut.-Col. Edmund B. Whitman, 1868 (late Capt. and AQM Vols.)

Memorial Day, a federal holiday held the last Monday in May, is the nation's foremost annual day to mourn and honor its deceased service men and women. Originally called Decoration Day, it was formalized by a "Memorial Day Order" issued by Grand Army of the Republic Commander-in-Chief John A. Logan in 1868.

Decoration Day postcard. (NCA History Collection)
Decoration Day postcard. (NCA History Collection)

NCA Resources Guide

Looking for a cemetery?
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Questions about burial benefits?
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VLM Featured Veteran
Juan M. Solorio
U.S. Army, SSG
Killed in Action
Purple Heart Recipient

Photo of Featured Veteran from the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM): Juan M. Solorio, U.S. Army, SSG, Killed in Action, Purple Heart Recipient

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