Salisbury National Cemetery is our closest veterans cemetery, located at 501 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury NC 28144.
The cemetery is open to the public daily from dawn until dusk for visitation of cemetery grounds.
Gravesites are assigned by the cemetery and cannot be selected in advance. Assignments are made without regard to rank, ethnic or religious background, branch of service or other factors.
Salisbury allows for in-ground casket and cremation burials. There is also an above-ground columbarium available for urns.
The veteran and spouse are interred in the same grave.
The funeral home will call the National Scheduling office to schedule a burial/inurnment after faxing the DD214.
Military honors are arranged by the funeral home.
Burials are only Monday through Friday at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm.
Columbarium niche dimensions are 10" Width x 14" Tall x 19" Deep
Only 15 to 20 minutes is allotted for the service at the committal shelter, including military honors.
Cemetery staff will provide an envelope to the next-of-kin with VA marker information.
The casket cannot be opened.
Only two flowers may be left to place at the grave.
Restrooms and an electronic gravesite locator are adjacent to the administration building. This is also a good place for everyone to gather before heading over to the committal shelter 15 minutes prior to the scheduled service time.
Fresh-cut flowers are permitted throughout the year. Once blooms are spent or damaged by weather, they are removed. Artificial flowers are only allowed after October 10th and must be removed when mowing operations resume on April 15th.
To maintain the dignity of the cemetery, commemorative items, permanent plantings, balloons, pinwheels, glass items, votive lights, among other items are not allowed. No item or object may be attached to a headstone, marker or columbarium cover in a national cemetery.