Category Archives: cemeteries

Veterans cemeteries to resume some committal, memorial services next week

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Veterans Affairs officials announced Friday they will resume committal services at most department cemeteries beginning next week and will resume full memorial services next month. The move comes after more than two months of delayed and cancelled services at the department’s 140-plus cemeteries because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The sites have been open to […]

VA cemeteries will open to the public on Memorial Day, but wreath-laying ceremonies will be closed

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Veterans Affairs officials will continue the tradition of holding wreath-laying ceremonies at department cemeteries on Memorial Day later this month but will not open those events to the public because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, visitors will be allowed to visit the cemeteries over the holiday weekend to place flowers or flags at the […]