For service-connected and non service-connected deaths, the VA pays toward burial expenses based on date of death and other factors, such as whether or not the death was service-connected.
For More Information Contact:
Santa Cruz Veterans Services Office
842 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Monday-Thursday 8AM-12PM & 1PM-5PM
The VA National Cemetery Administration maintains 136 cemeteries in 40 states. In California there are 9 National Cemeteries.
Many states have established state veterans cemeteries. Eligibility is similar to VA national cemeteries, but may include residency requirements. State veterans cemeteries are run solely by the state.
The CCVC is the second California Veterans Cemetery developed and constructed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Cemetery Grants Program.
The opening ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The facility is located in Monterey County in the City of Seaside. The first phase of the cemetery accommodates cremated remains only.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death.
A Veteran’s next of kin or family member can get a PMC, which is an engraved paper certificate signed by the current president.
You can apply for it in person at any VA regional office. Or, you can fill out and mail a PMC request form, along with a copy of the Veteran’s death certificate and discharge papers (DD214 or other separation documents).
The list below is to request Honor Guard for funeral Honors. They are by military branch and location.
1-866-826-3628 or 1-703-432-9524
US Air Force
US Coast Guard
1-510-437-3712 (Northern California)
1-310-521-6087 (Southern California)
For a more local Army Reserve resource in San Jose contact:SSG Raul Rios
(Soto Team Leader Veteran Honors Program)Raul.firstname.lastname@example.org
(408) 728-3119 cell
(925) 337-5198 office
SPC Francisco, Jezreel
Cell: (510) 861-8579
CPL Mou, Chai Cheng
Cell: (415) 637-8192
SPC Frias, Salvador
SPC Navalon, Francel
Cell: (831) 392-7074
PFC Montano, David
Cell: (209) 535-6437
The Central Coast Veterans Cemetery is the second California Veterans Cemetery to be established and the opening ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. It is located in Seaside, CA.