Providing comprehensive resources for Veterans and their families.

Providing comprehensive resources for Veterans and their families.

For More Information Contact:
Santa Cruz Veterans Services Office

Address:
842 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Open:
Monday-Thursday 8AM-12PM & 1PM-5PM
831-454-7276

Burial

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Burial Reimbursement

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.

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Cemeteries

National Cemeteries:

The VA National Cemetery Administration maintains 136 cemeteries in 40 states. In California there are 9 National Cemeteries.

State Veterans 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.

In California there are 3 cemeteries:

-Northern California Veterans Cemetery
-California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery
-Yountville Veterans Home Cemetery

Central Coast Veterans Cemetery

Seaside, CA 93955
2900 Parker Flats Road
831-393-9371

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.

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Head Stone/Marker

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.

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Flag

A United States flag is provided, at no cost to drape the casket of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces.

It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s military service to his or her country.

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Presidential Memorial Certificate

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).

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Honor Guard/Color Guard

The list below is to request Honor Guard for funeral Honors. They are by military branch and location.

US Army
1-888-634-7496

US Marines
1-866-826-3628 or 1-703-432-9524

US Air Force              
1-800-586-8402

1-951-655-6105

US Coast Guard
1-510-437-3334
1-510-437-3712 (Northern California)
1-310-521-6087 (Southern California)

US Navy
1-800-326-9631
1-916-380-8449
1-619-556-7178
1-619-556-4865

For a more local Army Reserve resource in San Jose contact:SSG Raul Rios
(Soto Team Leader Veteran Honors Program)Raul.riossoto.mil@mail.mil
(408) 728-3119 cell
(925) 337-5198 office

SPC Francisco, Jezreel
Cell: (510) 861-8579
Email: jezreel.p.francisco.mil@mail.mil

CPL Mou, Chai Cheng
Cell: (415) 637-8192
Email: chai.c.mou.mil@mail.mil

SPC Frias, Salvador
Cell: (650)-676-7261
Email: salvador.frias.mil@mail.mil

SPC Navalon, Francel
Cell: (831) 392-7074
Email: Francel.e.navalon.mil@mail.mil

PFC Montano, David
Cell: (209) 535-6437
Email: david.s.montano.mil@mail.mil

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CCVC (Central Coast Veterans Cemetery)

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.

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