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If you’re trying to locate the grave of a military veteran, or a particular cemetery somewhere in the country, there are a number of tools available online to aid a search.
The Nationwide Gravesite Locator can find vets and their family members buried in a national, state, tribal military or Department of the Interior cemetery anywhere in the United States. It can also locate graves at private cemeteries — but only if they have a government grave marker.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which manages the site and database, it’s updated every single day.
There’s also the Arlington National Cemetery site that has a tool called the “ANC Explorer”, which allows one to “Find a Grave” and even search through fields like “Medal of Honor”, “Notable Graves”, “Monuments” and “Memorial Trees.”
From this site, here’s an example of a grave for a late veteran that was found with a simple search:
There’s also the VA locator which will help you find any and all VA facilities in your region (cemeteries as well as hospitals, offices and other service centers). Click here to access this tool.