Military Families and Caretakers

Funeral and Burial Services

The Final Honors Program

DVS ensures all deceased NYC veterans - even if unclaimed or abandoned - are given military funerals with honors and buried at a National Cemetery once they are verified as eligible for military honors. A DVS official is present the day of each unclaimed or abandoned veterans' National Cemetery funeral to bear witness to his or her sacrifice for our country.

Any unclaimed or abandoned veteran decedent whose eligibility for VA-provided funeral honors and benefits is non-verifiable or who are ineligible are buried at NYC's Hart Island.

If you are looking to arrange a funeral or burial for a veteran, please contact us:

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