Omaha National Cemetery
144th Street and Schram Road, south of Interstate 80 in western Sarpy County. At least 170,000 veterans live within a 75-mile radius of any cemetery. The Omaha National Cemetery is open to Veteran burials now.
Any veteran who left the service with anything other than a dishonorable discharge is eligible for a burial plot, opening and closing of the grave, a marker and permanent, professional care, Van Bibber said. Spouses are eligible for free burial, too, as are minor and adult children who become permanently disabled before age 23.
Spaces cannot be reserved in a national cemetery. Van Bibber said plots are provided as they are available, though spouses will be buried together.
Burials may be scheduled through the VA’s national call center in St. Louis (800-535-1117). A DD214 military discharge certificate is required, but Van Bibber said the VA will help to obtain one for veterans or their family members who don’t have one.
AMVETS Nebraska is raising money to construct a Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery.: A Carillon is a musical instrument that is typically housed in the bell tower (belfry) of a cemetery bell tower . The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to produce a melody, or sounded together to play a chord.
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