Committal Services and Rendering of Military Funeral Honors Suspended

Starting March 23, 2020, as a matter of public health and safety, committal services and the rendering of military funeral honors, whether by military personnel or volunteer organizations, will not be conducted  until further notice at veteran national cemeteries.  Immediate family members (limited to no more than 10 individuals) of the deceased may choose to witness the interment if desired.  There is no service involved with witnessing an interment.  Families will be able to view the interment of their loved one from a safe distance.

Tahoma National Cemetery remains open to visitors, but the Veterans Administration  strongly urges all guests to obey local travel restrictions and avoid unnecessary travel. Visitors should expect that certain portions of a cemetery typically open to the public may be closed (for example, public information centers, chapels).

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