Veterans and military service members deserve our highest honors, right up to their final resting place. It’s why ICS Cremation & Funeral Home works with veterans cemeteries across North Florida—including in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Tallahassee—to ensure veterans are laid to rest with full honors. We have experience working with military families and can answer your questions and take care of the complete burial paperwork.
Who is Eligible?
Former, honorably discharged service members who have served their requisite enlistment period are eligible for burial in a veterans cemetery. Spouses and dependent children of living and deceased veterans and current service members are also eligible. A U.S. citizen who served in the armed forces of a government allied with the United States in a war also may be eligible.
Our knowledgeable staff is happy to clear up any confusion or answer any questions about eligibility, or refer you to the Department of Veterans Affairs for additional information.
Veterans Cemetery Locations in North Florida
There are nine veterans cemeteries in Florida. We maintain working relationships with veterans cemeteries across North Florida, to ensure our veterans and their families are able to be interred with full honors.
- Barrancas National Cemetery (Open)
- Bay Pines National Cemetery (Cremation only)
- Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (Open)
- Florida National Cemetery (Open)
- Jacksonville National Cemetery (Open)
- Sarasota National Cemetery (Open)
- South Florida National Cemetery (Open)
- St. Augustine National Cemetery (Closed)
- Tallahassee National Cemetery (Open)
Headstone and Markers
Interment at a veterans cemetery comes with specific regulations about the type of grave marker or headstone allowed. Flat bronze, granite and marble markers are standard, and upright granite and marble types are also permitted.
Standard inscriptions include the name of the deceased, birth and death years, and branch of service. Optional inscriptions include:
- (VA expense) Military grade, rank, war service, emblem, valor awards.
- (Private expense) Quotes, symbols, images.
We are able to assist you in choosing the grave marker that’s right for your loved one, as well as handling the inscription to stay compliant with veterans cemetery standards.
Call Us For More Info
ICS Cremation & Funeral Home is committed to helping our veterans and their families find peace. To learn more about burial in veterans cemeteries across North Florida—including in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Tallahassee—please contact us today at 386-752-3436.