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The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Click here for a Google Map of the NNVMC) is located in Fernley, Nevada which is approximately 35 miles east of downtown Reno. The cemetery is located on 40 acres of land owned and maintained by the State of Nevada. The grounds are peaceful and immaculately maintained. The cemetery serves as a place of rest and reflection where eligible veterans, their spouses and eligible dependents are remembered and honored in perpetuum.
Veterans are buried at the NNSVC at no charge. This includes the cemetery plot, opening and closing, concrete vault, headstone and perpetual care. A $450 fee (subject to change) is charged for the burial of a spouse or eligible dependent. Mortuary fees are not included.
Eligibility for burial is similar to the criteria used by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. However, the cemetery is responsible for verifying eligibility and should be contacted directly for specifics by calling 775-575-4441
Any member of a reserve component who has attained 20 years of service for retirement is eligible for burial at the cemetery. Any member of a reserve component to include the Reserve Officer Training Corps who dies under honorable conditions while serving on active duty or training is also eligible for burial at the cemetery.
There are no advance plot assignments at the cemetery; however, you can pre-register for a future need. Pre-registration allows the cemetery to make an advance determination as to eligibility. To pre-register you will need to provide the cemetery with a completed pre-registration form, a copy of your discharge documents, and a copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable). Pre-registration form and instructions can be obtained by clicking here, at the cemetery, or by calling 775-575-4441. There are no fees charged for pre-registration.
Arrangement for burial at the cemetery can be made through your funeral director or by contacting the cemetery.
Eric Grimes, NNVMC Superintendent
14 Veterans Way, Fernley, NV 89408
Phone: (775) 575-4441
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM