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A veteran with war or operational service, and the veteran's spouse or partner, may have interment in a service cemetery. These service criteria are different than for service memorials:

Some local authorities may bury a spouse in the service cemetery only after the veteran's burial. (Responsibility for management of service cemeteries rests with cemetery authorities, not Veterans' Affairs).

Contact us for questions about whether a veteran, or their spouse or partner, qualfies for burial in a service cemetery.

Contact your local cemetery authority for questions to do with management of your local service cemetery.