Please note: the Baker-Polito Administration will recognize Memorial Day 2021 through a brief video tribute, which will be shared on mass.gov/MemorialDay and social media on Monday, May 31st. Families and loved ones are encouraged to honor our fallen heroes in communities across the Commonwealth, including our State and National Veterans' Cemeteries. For more information on visitation, please refer below.
State Veterans' Cemeteries
There are two state veterans' cemeteries in Massachusetts (Agawam and Winchendon) where eligible veterans can be buried at no cost. There will be a nominal fee for the burial of spouses and eligible dependents.
We encourage families and individuals to honor our fallen heroes at our Veterans' Cemeteries. The grounds are currently open to visitors from 7:00am until dusk. The administration and maintenance buildings are only open to staff. The committal chapel is open to 50% capacity for committal services.
National Veterans' Cemeteries
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates national veterans' cemeteries. Massachusetts has one national veterans cemetery located in Bourne, on Cape Cod. Click here for information about visiting the national veterans' cemetery in Bourne.
Ordering a Headstone or Marker by Fax for Placement in a Private Cemetery
This toll free fax service is for ordering a headstone or marker from the National Cemetery Administration which will be placed in a private cemetery. More information coming soon.
Military Funeral Honors
To arrange for funeral honors, contact your local funeral home.