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The state’s veterans cemetery, in Evansville, was established in 1983. Every veteran who receives any discharge, other than dishonorable, from the U.S. armed forces is eligible for burial there.

The spouse, handicapped or minor child of an eligible veteran may also qualify for burial providing that the qualifying family member is in the same burial plot as that provided for the veteran.

Burial plots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis as the need arises. There will be no charge made for any burial plot. The cemetery will provide a grave vault at no charge for casket interments. All expenses incurred by survivors for services and supplies provided by a funeral director of their choice or transportation to the cemetery must be paid for by the survivors or by private funds.

All burial services are held in the chapel and patio area. No services are held at the grave site. The director may assist the next of kin in making arrangements for military funeral honors. Services will be scheduled for weekdays only.

Only the flat, granite grave markers provided by the U. S. government are authorized for individual grave markings. The National Cemetery Administration regulations govern the use of the cemetery.

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