Miramar National Cemetery is now open for in-ground cremated remains and casket burials!
The nearby Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery closed to first interment casketed burials in 1966, although it stays active with casketed interments of family members of those already interred and inurnments of cremated remains. Riverside National Cemetery, 90 miles from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, is currently the nearest national cemetery offering full burial options.
The first phase of construction will include approximately 11,500 conventional gravesites; 4,500 in-ground cremation sites; 10,000 columbarium niches; an administration building and maintenance complex; two committal service shelters; and a public assembly area.
Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable, their spouses and dependent children are eligible for burial in a national cemetery. Burials are also open to military personnel who die on active duty, their spouses and eligible dependents.
Other burial benefits for eligible Veterans include a burial flag, a Presidential Memorial Certificate and a government headstone or marker – even if the burial is not in a national cemetery.