National Cemetery Administration
VLM New Features
Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) provides a digital and interactive memorial space for the nearly 4.5 million Veterans interred in NCA cemeteries. Add memento images, biographies, tributes with photos and more to your Veteran's profile.
Burial benefits available include gravesites, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all at no cost to the family.
Daily Burial Schedule
The online Daily Burial Schedule provides current burial scheduling information on the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) website.
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NCA historians blog about current events, cemeteries, preservation projects, headstones and monuments, Memorial Day, notable persons and much more.
Featured Post – March 23, 2022
The "Meigs Plan"
By Richard Hulver, Ph.D., Historian, NCA
National cemeteries originated out of necessity during the American Civil War. In the summer of 1862, as casualties mounted at an alarming rate, Congress empowered President Abraham Lincoln to purchase and enclose burial plots as national cemeteries to inter the growing number of Union dead. Continue reading this blog post.
Elevation views and plans for the definitive superintendent lodges with signature of Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs, dated August 17, 1871. (NCA History Collection)
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