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Veterans Overview

Burial benefits from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, National Cemetery Administration include:

  • A gravesite for casket or urn. the gravesite is actually large enough to fit two caskets or urns.
  • Opening & closing of the grave.
  • Perpetual care.
  • Vault which encases the casket in the ground.
  • Government headstone or Marker.
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate.

Contact Information For Veteran Affairs

US Department of Veteran Affairs

Veteran Services in Atlanta, GA.
( Regional Office)
1700 Clairmont Road
Decatur, Georgia 30033

VA Hospital & Medical Center
1700 Clairmont Road
Decatur, Georgia 30033
(404) 321-6111

VA Homeless Program
(404) 321-6111
Disabled American Veterans
(404) 929-5325

Contact Information For Veteran Affairs
Life Insurance

Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
Metro Atlanta Chapter No. 883
(404) 758-9321

Veteran Flag
Alfonso Dawson Mortuary will secure a free Veterans Flag to be presented at the Veteran's service.

Veteran Headstone
If you desire a VA Headstone for a grave in a non-national cemetery, we will gladly file an application. Please note that individual cemeteries may have charges for the base of the headstone and to actually set the stone. The time period from when we submit the application to when the memorial headstone is placed on the grave can take as long as 6 to 8 months depending how backed up the orders are at the VA.

Headstone & Grave Marker Information

Job Hotline & Employment

Home Loan Benefits

National Cemeteries
National Cemetery benefits cannot be arranged in advance.

Regional VA Cemetery in Canton, Georgia
Georgia National Cemetery
1080 Veterans Cemetery Road
Canton, Georgia 30114

Veteran Eligibility
Actual eligibility for burial in a National Cemetery is determined by the Cemetery at the time of need. Alfonso Dawson Mortuary will submit an application for burial along with a copy of the DD214 discharge paper. Approvals can be received without a DD214, but it may take a day ot two for the cemetery personal to research the Veterans discharge status and eligibility.
There are two National Cemetery in the State of Georgia. Although we have coordinated and directed services at both locations. The Marietta National Cemetery is close to new interments.

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