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Burial Honors for Deceased Veterans to Resume June 5

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The Virgin Islands Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) are happy to announce the resumption of burial honors for eligible deceased veterans.

Unfortunately, during the period when the nation took a pause to safeguard as many lives as possible, this service was affected.

Starting June 5, all efforts will be made to honor eligible deceased veterans at their final interment, as usual. Family members are asked to visit the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs in their island district to make the necessary arrangements. As a reminder, only the lawful next-of-kin are eligible to make these arrangements with the office.

Families who lost a veteran during the time when burial honors were suspended will be afforded the opportunity to be a part of a joint remembrance ceremony. Once details are available, the families involved will be contacted. In the event someone did not notify the Office of Veterans Affairs of a loved one’s passing, please contact the VA at once. This will enable us to include you in the upcoming ceremony.

If there are questions, reach out to the VA using one of the following means of communication:

Phone: 774-8387 or 773-8387

Email to info_va@va.vi.gov

Website: https://veterans.vi.gov

Please contact the VA prior to coming to the office. Contacting it prior to coming to the office will assist it in continuing to safeguard the lives of veterans, their families and the staff of the V.I. Office of Veterans Affairs.

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