There are many Veteran cemeteries located around the United States. Setting aside some time to visit one over the Memorial Day weekend can be impactful for anyone, but might make a significant impression on younger Americans.
You can find a list of Veteran cemeteries here. The Veterans Affairs website provides directions or addresses, as well as visiting hours for our Veteran cemeteries.
If you’re interested in helping to decorate the graves for Memorial Day, you can contact the cemetery before you go or just bring some nice decorations to lay on graves that may not have anything.
Below are a few helpful etiquette reminders if you’ll be visiting a Veterans cemetery for the first time:
If you can’t visit over Memorial Day, you can honor those buried at Veterans cemeteries around the country by joining forces with Wreaths Across America. This incredible organization works to lay a wreath on the grave of every service member during the holiday season.
We wish you all a safe and reflective Memorial Day weekend and we hope you’ll join us in remembering those who gave their lives in service to our nation, as well as the families and friends they left behind.