Veterans' Cemeteries

There are three veterans' cemeteries in Massachusetts. The national cemetery is in Bourne and the state cemeteries are in Agawam and Winchendon.

State Veterans' Cemeteries

There are two state veterans' cemeteries in Massachusetts (Agawam and Winchendon) where eligible veterans can be buried at no cost. There will be a nominal fee for the burial of spouses and eligible dependents.

For more information, go to:

/veterans/cemeteries-and-honors/cemeteries/state-cemeteries/

National Veterans' Cemeteries

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates national veterans' cemeteries. Massachusetts has one national cemetery located in Bourne on Cape Cod.

For more information, go to:

/veterans/cemeteries-and-honors/cemeteries/national-cemeteries/

Ordering a Headstone or Marker by Fax for Placement in a Private Cemetery

This toll-free service is for ordering a headstone or marker from the National Cemetery Administration which will be placed in a private cemetery.

For more information, go to:

/veterans/cemeteries-and-honors/cemeteries/headstones-and-markers.html

Military Funeral Honors

To arrange for funeral honors, contact your local funeral home.

For more information, go to:

/veterans/cemeteries-and-honors/cemeteries/military-funeral-honors.html