Kentucky's State Veterans Cemeteries

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The mission of KDVA's Cemetery Branch is to ensure dignified interment for veterans in a sacred space that stands as a tribute to their service for the nation and the Commonwealth. KDVA currently operates four State Veterans Cemeteries and is planning a fifth state veterans cemetery in Leslie County (Southeastern Kentucky).

Wreaths Across America at KY State Veterans Cemeteries:
KVCW (Hopkinsville)                       December 12, 2015         (Saturday)           11:00 a.m.
KVCC (Radcliff)                              December 12, 2015         (Saturday)           10:00 a.m.
KVCN (Williamstown)                     December 5, 2015            (Saturday)           10:00 a.m.
KVCNE (Greenup Co.)                    December 12, 2015         (Saturday)            9:00 a.m.

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According to Kentucky law, the individual must be a Kentucky veteran for burial at one of the state veteran cemeteries.  Examples include: born in KY, served at one of the U.S. military installations in KY, lived in KY, home of record in KY.

Hours of Operation

Kentucky's State Veterans Cemeteries are open to the public 24 hours, seven days a week.  Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, not including state holidays.  Interments take place on non-holiday weekdays only.  Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are reserved for families and loved ones of those interred to visit in peace and quiet.


Total interment services include:

  • Furnishing grave or columbarium space
  • Opening and closing the grave
  • Providing the interment site with perpetual care
  • Supplying a suitable marker or headstone
  • Furnishing an optional concrete grave liner for casketed burials