Policies

Cemetery Administration and Public Use

Eligibility for Interment

Interment, Disinterment, Re-interment

Cemetery Markers, Memorials and Donations

Floral Policy

GRAVE MARKER

A temporary grave marker is used to mark the grave following the interment.  A permanent grave marker will be furnished free of charge by the Government without application from the family.  Every effort is made to have the grave marker delivered and set within 60 days from the day of interment.  Families should anticipate delays in marker placement during the winter months. 

FLAGS

The United States flag is flown over the State Veterans Cemetery every day.  The flag is flown at half- staff on the morning of Memorial Day and during veteran interment services.  Graves are decorated with small United States flags on Memorial Day weekend and are removed immediately after the holiday.

MILITARY HONORS

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery works closely with the Spokane Area Veterans Honor Guard, the Marine Corps League, the Shriners Legion of Honor as well as the region’s military departments to provide military honors services for interment services.  The Spokane Veterans Honor Guard is made up of members from the local American Legion, AmVets, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  These organizations always welcome additional volunteers.

FLORAL/GROUNDS POLICY

Cemetery policies are consistent with Department of Veterans Affairs policies regarding veteran cemeteries.  Those policies are conspicuously posted and readily available to the public.

Out of respect to veterans and families interred here tobacco products of any type, e-cigarettes, vape-devices, and marijuana are not allowed anywhere on the Cemetery grounds.  Picnicking is not allowed on the premises.  Pets are not allowed on the grounds, clearly identified service animals are welcome.  We ask that guests place all litter in refuse containers.