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LDVA Veterans Cemetery Program

The LDVA Veterans Cemetery Program has grown in recent years and continues to expand to serve the needs of Louisiana's Veterans and their families.

LDVA Veterans Cemeteries are made possible with grants through the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which provide 100% funding for all aspects of initial planning and construction.  LDVA follows eligibility standards as set by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In February 2012, LDVA proudly added the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville to the LDVA Cemetery Program, joining the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery which had been established in Keithville in 2007.

Construction is currently underway on LDVA's third cemetery.  The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, located just outside the main gates of the Louisiana National Guard's Camp Villere in Slidell, is scheduled to open in early 2014.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded a construction grant to LDVA to build a fourth Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Rayville, Louisiana.  The cemetery will be named the Northeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery and construction will depend on the availability of funding in the 2014 U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs budget.

A Place of Honor

The LDVA Veterans Cemeteries offer a variety of burial options for our nation’s heroes.

  • Available for qualifying Veterans, their spouses and dependent children
  • Open for interments every Monday through Friday
  • Services include opening and closing of grave or columbarium niche, provision of grave liner, memorial headstone or marker, memorial flag, military honors and a facility for committal service
  • Open daily for visitation
  • There is no charge for Veterans and only a small fee for spouses and dependent children

Dignity

LDVA Cemeteries provide upright granite headstones for casketed burials, flat granite memorial markers for in-ground burial of cremated remains and granite niche covers for columbarium interment. A Bronze plaque is provided for scattered ashes.

LDVA Cemeteries offer:

  • Well maintained grounds
  • Professional, courteous staff
  • Covered shelter for committal service
  • Avenue of flags displayed on special holidays
  • Opportunities for community and Veteran volunteers

Each LDVA Veterans Cemetery features an Administrative Building with a computerized grave locator available 24/7 (A grave locator is available online at GraveLocator.cem.va.gov). Committal Shelters offer shade and seating for interment services.

For more information about LDVA Veterans Cemeteries, please call 1-877-GEAUX-VA (1-877-432-8982).

Application for Interment: Cemetery Interment Application

Eligibility Request Form: Request to Determine Eligibility

LDVA Veterans Cemetery View

LDVA Veterans Cemeteries

Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
7970 Mike Clark Road
Keithville, LA 71047
(318) 925-0612

Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
3348 University Pkwy
Leesville, LA 71446
(337) 238-6405

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery 
34888 Grantham College Road
(Adjacent to Camp Villere)
Slidell, LA 70460
(Opening - June 2014)   

National Veterans Cemeteries

Alexandria National Cemetery
Visitation Only (no new interments)
209 E. Shamrock Ave.
Pineville, LA 71360

Baton Rouge National Cemetery
Visitation Only (no new interments)
220 North 19th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Port Hudson National Cemetery
20978 Port Hickey Road
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 654-3767