of Military and Veterans Affairs
Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28310
Phone: (910) 436-5630 or Fax:
Office Hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm M-F (except holidays)
Visiting Hours: Daily during daylight hours
Needed To Verify Eligibility for Interment”
1. DD 214 – Certificate of release
showing “HONORABLE” discharge from active duty.
is a required item, and will be filed for record.
Two of the
items below to verify North Carolina Resident information
1. Resident Property Tax Form
2. State Income Tax Form
3. W-2 Tax Form
4. NC Voters Registration Form
5. Mortgage Statement
6. Vehicle Registration
7. Bank Statement
1. Marriage Certificate for spouse
2. Birth Certificate(s) for
unmarried children under 21 years of age, or 26 years of age if a full time student at an approved educational institution.
3. Birth Certificates(s) for
unmarried children who become physically or mentally disabled and incapable of
self-support before age 18. A copy
of the Doctor’s Letter with the diagnosis is required for verification of
Closing Fee for Spouse or Dependent Interment
An $800.00 fee (check or money
order) is required for spouse
or dependent interment and is due at the time
Responsibilities at No Cost to The Veteran & Family
1. Plot, Headstone and Maintenance
of plot and headstone.
2. Set up for services for the
following times: 10 am 12 Noon & 2 pm.
Family and Funeral
1. Submission of documents at least
24 hours prior to interment date selected.
2. Funeral expenses to include
casket and concrete or steel vault for casket interments.
No vault is required for cremation
3. United States Flag for
presentation and coordinating Military Honors.
public’s convenience, cemetery floral policies are conspicuously posted
throughout the cemetery.
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs does not permit adornments that are
considered offensive, inconsistent with the dignity of the cemetery or
considered hazardous to cemetery personnel or visitors.
arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be
placed on the completed grave or, in the case of above ground interment, in the
immediate vicinity of the respected niche.
Floral arrangements placed after burial must be placed in the
unbreakable vases provided by the cemetery, which can be found at various
locations on the cemetery grounds. The
gravel area surrounding the columbarium is used for placement of flowers in
that location. One vase per gravesite or
niche is authorized.
flowers may be placed on graves and at the columbarium at any time of
year. They will be removed and disposed
of by cemetery staff when they become unsightly or when it becomes necessary to
facilitate operations such as mowing.
flowers and potted plants will be permitted on graves and at the columbarium during
the periods of November 1st through April 1st,
and 4 days before, through 4 days after Valentine’s Day, Easter Sunday,
Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4th and the veterans
or spouses birthday/date of death. They
will also be removed by cemetery staff when they become unsightly or when it
becomes necessary to facilitate cemetery operation. They may not be secured to headstones or
wreaths, grave blankets and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves
and at the columbarium from December 1st through January 5th. They may not be secured to headstones or
plantings, flowers planted in the vases and decorations such as statues, vigil
lights, upright metal grave markers, flag holders, breakable objects and
similar commemorative items are not permitted at grave or cremation sites. This includes the placing of coins on the
headstones or niche covers. Unauthorized
items will be removed.
expiration of periods approved for placement of flowers and other decorations (i.e.
artificial flowers and Christmas decorations), items will be removed.
flowers and decorations that are removed will be placed in an inconspicuous
holding area for one month prior to disposal.
If damaged, faded, or otherwise unsightly, the item will be disposed of
MEMORIALS OR HEADSTONES, TO
INCLUDE NICHE COVERS, ARE PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH ANYTHING TO OR ALTER
YOUR LOVED ONE’S MEMORIAL OR HEADSTONE IN ANY WAY.
Should you have questions or
concerns, please feel free to contact our office at (910) 436-5630.
Sate Veterans Cemetery
General Policies & Guidelines
1. OPERATIONS: (Phone: 910 436-5630/FAX: 910 436-5727)
are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Voicemail is checked on weekends and calls will be returned if needed.
services can be scheduled before the cemetery has the required documents, but
all documents are required 2 days before the service is confirmed.
Next of Kin
or Power of Attorney will be required to finalize documents prior to the
service. In-person meetings are
preferred but meetings by phone will be scheduled as needed. Also, it is preferred that the meetings take
place at least one day prior to the service.
held at 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm and are allotted 30 minutes. At half past the hour, attendees are required
to depart the area. Families will be
briefed during the pre-service meeting.
The cemetery requests Funeral Directors ask attendees to return to their
vehicles and depart at approximately 25 after the hour. Starting services early is not permitted and
any deviation must be requested and approved 1 day prior to the committal
are held in the Committal Shelter.
and Graveside services are not permitted.
committal circle is coned off 1 hour prior to the service to ensure
privacy. No one is permitted to enter,
by vehicle or foot, until the funeral home or transport arrives. (Exception:
The Patriot Guard and Photographers will be allowed to enter at 15 till
to set up.)
removed at 9:50/11:50/1:50.
staff will confirm the decedent’s name and ask how the Funeral home would like
staff will park the coach and family in front of the shelter.
staff will park all attendees.
of the start time, all services must end at 10:30/12:30/2:30.
allowed to bless the gravesite, but due to safety regulations, must wait until
a cemetery escort is available.
A. The disinterment is requested in writing and
filed with the Program Director of the Veterans cemeteries, the Assistant
Secretary for Veterans Affairs or the DMVA.
B. The request for disinterment contains the
notarized signature of the nearest of kin, such as surviving spouse. If the spouse is deceased, the signatures of
a majority of the surviving children of legal age will be required.
Requirements to be Eligible for
Interment: (NC Driver’s License is NOT Authorized for Use)
A. DD Form 214, Last Form Issued.
(Member Copy 4)
B. Must be a “Legal” resident of NC
For a period
of at least 10 years or;
At the time
of entry into the Armed Forces of the US (NC Home of Record on 214).
C. Proof of NC Legal Residence: NC Voter Registration, NC State Personal
Income Tax, NC State Property Tax, W-2 showing NC Tax Paid or Deed of Trust to
Sources: School or Bank Records,
Mortgages, Official State or Municipal Records.
D. Marriage Certificate.
E. Death Certificate: Normally sent from Funeral Home after the
Pre-Verification: The Cemetery Pre-Verifies
Veterans and Dependents.
To Pre-Verify, veterans need the
same documents listed above.
Pre-Verifications are by
A. Veteran: There is no charge to eligible veterans.
B. Specific Burial/Cremation spots
cannot be reserved.
C. Dependents: There is currently an Opening/Closing fee of
$800.00 for a Veteran’s Spouse or Dependent.
The cemetery accepts Checks/Money Orders only. Fee must be paid before the service.
A. The only requirement to be buried
in the cemetery is a casket or urn.
Burial vaults are required for all casket burials. (Concrete or steel, no poly vaults are
B. Funeral homes must provide their
own church truck. We will provide an Urn
Table and Podium.
C. Cemetery staff handles all
caskets/urns once attendees have departed.
A. Fresh-Cut “real” flowers are allowed
year around and artificial flowers are allowed from November 1st -
April 1st. See enclosed Flora
B. Funeral/Stand flowers are allowed
at the time of the Committal Services.
Flowers are laid on the grave after the service. Only 2 large or 3 smaller arrangements will
fit. Arrangements will be
removed/discarded after 5 days.
C. There are no memorials, lights,
pin-wheels or other decorations permitted.
The speed limit throughout the
cemetery is 15 MPH.