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Burial at sea

Learn about the Navy’s Burial at Sea program and find out if you can plan a burial at sea for a Veteran.

Is burial at sea provided by the Navy or the National Cemetery Administration?

The U.S. Navy provides burial at sea. The National Cemetery Administration can’t perform this type of committal service.

Learn more about the Burial at Sea program on the MyNavy HR website

For information, call 833-330-6622. This Navy office is open 24/7.

Can I get benefits for burial or memorialization for a Veteran who’s already been buried at sea?

Yes. Active-duty service members and Veterans who were buried at sea may be eligible for a headstone or marker.

Learn more about eligibility for benefits for burial or memorialization