National Cemetery Administration

Mission: NCA honors Veterans and their families with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our Nation.

Vision: NCA will be the model of excellence for burial and memorials for our Nation’s Veterans and their families.

NCA Purpose
– To provide burial space for Veterans and their eligible family members.

– To maintain national cemeteries as national shrines, sacred to the honor and memory of those interred or memorialized there.

– To mark Veterans’ graves with a Government-furnished headstone, marker or medallion and to provide Presidential Memorial Certificates in recognition of their service to a grateful nation.

– To administer grants for establishing or expanding state and tribal government veterans cemeteries.

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