THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT SPONSORED PROGRAM
THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY THE LINWOOD CEMETERY ASSOCIATION.
If you are a veteran, Linwood Cemetery will provide you ONE FREE TRADITIONAL BURIAL SPACE in LINWOOD CEMETERY’S VETERAN SERENITY GARDEN. The Veterans Serenity Garden has been developed in Linwood Cemetery exclusively for veterans and their families.
Any veteran, whether service was in war time or peace time, can be buried in the Veteran’s Garden at no cost for the burial site.
As an Honorable Discharged Veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you are entitled to, and will be assigned a traditional burial lot in Linwood’s Veteran Serenity Garden. You must, however, register for this.
The only cost to the Veteran is the amount required by State Law for Perpetual Care and opening/closing and service fees at time of death.
Verification of Veteran Serial Number and Discharge is required.
Special protective features are available for spouse and all minor children.
All memorialization in the Garden will be either of flush granite or bronze on granite. Please see Veteran Memorials Section of this web-site
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5′ x 8′ American Flag
Why does VA Provide a Burial Flag?
A Unites States Flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memory of the veteran’s military service to his or her country.
Who is eligible to receive the Burial Flag?
Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake after use during the funeral service. When there is no next-of-kin the flag is furnished to a friend making request for it.
How can the Burial Flag be displayed?
In memory of all veterans buried in Linwood Cemetery we have established an Avenue of Flags which began in 1978 with 25 flags. Today more than 700 flags fly in the Avenue of Flags. The Avenue of Flags consists of standard 5′ x 8′ veterans’ flags being flown on 20-foot flagpoles, with the veterans name, branch of service, and war served in on a tag attached to his or her flag pole. The flags line the roadway of Linwood Cemetery beginning at the entrance gateway and extending up the main roadways. During Memorial Day weekend, the Avenue of flags will fly as a special salute to our loved ones who gave their lives for our country.
If you wish to have a flag fly in memory of your loved one, you can either donate the flag you received from the Veterans Administration and purchase a flagpole, or purchase a flag from Linwood along with a flagpole. Every five years, as your flag becomes worn, you will be contacted to purchase a replacement flag.
What does the VA provide?
A government-provided grave marker is available from the VA to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran. Application for the military marker is completed at the funeral home at time of death. You may select from a 24 x 12 granite or 24 x 12 bronze memorial.
Remembering Those Who Served.
As the sound of the bugler’s taps fades away, the dignity and pride of a veteran remains.
It’s only fitting to capture this sense of honor and dedication by enhancing the government-furnished bronze memorial with a beautiful granite base. The polished granite base completes a picture-framed border of richness and beauty that endures the ages. We offer granite bases in several granite colors, adding uniqueness to each veteran’s memorial. Replacing the vase unit with an Eternal Flame Peace Light upgrade, is another unique option now available to veterans.
A matching spouse memorial, made from the finest-quality bronze, is also available to add harmony to your eternal resting place.
Below are a few examples of veteran markers available through Linwood Cemetery.