Can cremated remains be placed in a national cemetery?
Yes. Eligible veterans, their spouses and dependent children are entitled to have their cremated remains placed at a national cemetery. National cemeteries bury or inurn remains with the same honors as casketed remains. Your funeral service provider can help with VA authorizations. Can cremated remains be shipped by mail? Cremated remains can be sent only via U.S. Postal Service registered mail with return receipt and must be packaged in sealed, sift-proof containers identifying the contents. Contact the post office for information about international shipping. Commercial carriers such as Federal Express or UPS will not accept cremated remains for delivery. How can we be sure the cremation will be performed by a reputable crematory? Choose a funeral home with a good reputation in your communitygiving the same thought to this decision as when choosing an attorney, doctor or other professional. Ask about the crematory usedwhat are the facilitys practices and procedures, licensing and ope