Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery

301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

(401) 268-3088

www.cem.va.gov

Description:

The Division of Veterans Affairs maintains a dignified and solemn military cemetery on 265 acres in Exeter, Rhode Island. Committals are conducted with military honors and memorial services are provided at the facility as well. The grounds of the cemetery are beautifully maintained and include memorials dedicated to veterans of specific wars and conflicts, including the recently dedicated Korean War Memorial.

The facility includes a Memorial Chapel/Committal Building that is available for a service not longer than 10 minutes on the day of burial.

How to Apply
The funeral director usually makes arrangements with cemetery personnel and provides necessary documentation (DD 214-Discharge Papers). A family can make arrangements directly with the cemetery office for cremations only. At least 48 hours notice is required prior to burial.

Primary Services:

  • National Cemeteries  [Show Definition Details]

General Information

Hours:

Cemetery: Daily 7:00AM-7:00PM; Office of Veterans Affairs: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30PM

Intake Process:

Funeral director will make arrangements with cemetery personnel and provide necessary documentation (DD 214-Discharge Papers). A family can make arrangements directly with the cemetery office for cremations only. At least 48 hours notice is required prior to burial.

Program Fees:

Varies

Eligibility:

Members of the armed forces and Veterans who have met minimum active duty service requirements, discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty under certain circumstances or who die while on training duty are also eligible for burial, as are service members and former service members who were eligible for retired pay at the time of their death. Spouses, minor children and, under certain conditions, dependent unmarried adult children are also eligible for burial even if they predecease the Veteran.

Is Shelter?

No

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