Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted and readily visible to the public.
Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. Natural cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time of the year. They will be removed when they become unsightly or when it becomes necessary to facilitate cemetery operations such as mowing.
Artificial flowers and potted plants will be permitted on graves between November 1 and March 1. As a general rule, artificial flowers and potted plants will be allowed on graves for a period extending 5 days before through 5 days after Easter Sunday and Memorial Day.
Christmas wreaths, grave blankets and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from December 1 through January 20. They may not be secured to headstones or markers.
Permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, breakable objects and similar items are not permitted on the graves. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not permit adornments that are considered offensive, inconsistent with the dignity of the cemetery or considered hazardous to cemetery personnel. For example, items incorporating beads or wires may become entangled in mowers or other equipment and cause injury.
Permanent items removed from graves will be placed in an inconspicuous holding area for one month prior to disposal. Decorative items removed from graves remain the property of the donor but are under the custodianship of the cemetery. If not retrieved by the donor, they are then governed by the rules for disposal of federal property.
During the mowing season, arrangements are removed from gravesites on a weekly basis or when they become withered and unsightly. The flower pickup schedule for cemetery sections is as follows:
Monday: Sections A, H, K, L, M, N, O, P, MN
Tuesday: Sections 6, B, C, D, E, F, G, U, V, W
Wednesday: Sections Q, R, S, T, X, Y, Z, AA, BB, MA, MB
Thursday: Sections 4, CC, GG, HH, MC; Columbaria I, II, III, IV, V, VI
Friday: Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, DD, EE, FF, JJ, KK, LL, MM