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Hampton National Cemetery

  -- posted: 10 NOV 2017

I work at the Hampton National Cemetery. Since I have started here I have found that many veterans are unaware of the burial benefits that are available to them. Our veterans and their spouses and minor children are eligible for a free burial plot and headstone in a national cemetery. Unfortunately we are a closed cemetery, meaning we do not actively hold interments, but from time to time a gravesite that is relinquished because of an event such as a veterans spouse that got remarried. That still doesn’t leave a lot of promise for space here at our cemetery. Good news is the state of Virginia operates a Veterans cemetery in Suffolk and the eligibility is exactly the same. Only difference is an administrative fee for spouse/child.

I know this is not a benefit that most of us like to think about, but it can save our loved ones a lot of money. Click here for more info on burial benefits:


I would also like to inform you all of the “Wreaths across America” event we have coming up December 16th, 2017. The event is being coordinated by our local chapter of the Navy Wives Club of America. They have set a goal of 33,000 wreaths and we currently have 534 sponsored. As I said before, we are a closed cemetery so we do not get a lot of family members pledging wreaths as they do in Suffolk. We like to ensure our Veterans here are not forgotten and they get the honors they deserve. We also could use some volunteers to lay the wreaths. Please see the link below for more info and to volunteer and/or donate wreaths.


If you have any questions about the benefits available or any questions about our cemetery please feel free to contact me.


Thank you,

Gene Schoeck

Program Support Assistant | Hampton National Cemetery Complex
Department of Veterans Affairs | National Cemetery Administration
Cemetery Road At Marshall Ave | Hampton, VA 23669
Office: 757.723.7104 | Fax: 757.723.0027

Post 8545 Meeting Minutes -- October 2017

  -- posted: 9 NOV 2017

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Please click to see the latest Quartermaster's Report.

17th Annual Toys for Tots Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

  -- updated: 5 OCTOBER 2017

Included in this email is information for you and your families or anyone else in need of toys for Christmas. The following documents are attached for your info:

  • 17th Annual Toys for Tots car, truck and Motorcycle Show flyer
  • A letter explaining our goals
  • An application for families in need of toys

REMINDER: Please Report Your Volunteer Hours

  -- posted: 16 JUNE 2017

Just a brief reminder to everyone to report your volunteer hours. Thank you!

Please click here to report hours.

Flag Detail Dates for 2017

Reminder - Times & dates are subject to change due to weather, etc.

22 Nov- 0830 Post Flags
24 Nov- 0900 Retire Flags

06 Dec- 0830 Post Flags
07 Dec- Half Staff @ sunrise/Full Staff @ sunset
08 Dec- 0900 Retire Flags

11 Dec- Post POW/MIA@sunrise/retire@sunset Vets Memorial
15 Dec- 0830 Post Flags

Optional weather/manning)
18 Dec- 0900 Retire Flags
22 Dec- 0830 Post Flags