Effective June 29, 2020 all five state veteran cemeteries operate as follows:
Administration buildings will be open to the public. All visitors to the cemeteries and committal service guests will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines, if not in the same household. All visitors must wear a face covering and those entering administration buildings will be required to complete a health questionnaire. If guests, clergy, or funeral home staff are ill, it is encouraged that they do not attend burial services.
On June 29, 2020, visiting hours will return to normal, Monday-Sunday, 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM
On June 29, 2020, cemeteries will return to normal burial schedules. However, committal services in cemetery shelters will be at 50% capacity. Shelters are of differing square footage, therefore capacity inside will vary.
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery: maximum of 35 persons in the shelter
Crownsville Veterans Cemetery: maximum of 24 persons in the shelter
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery: maximum of 30 persons in the shelter
Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery: maximum of 30 persons in the shelter
Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery: maximum of 27 persons in the shelter
Funeral home directors have received written notification detailing operational changes. The Department encourages family to work with their funeral home director in advance of a service to ensure all guests are aware of these changes as well.
The Department will revisit changes to operations as Governor Hogan’s Road to Recovery Plan advances.
For more information on the cemetery program visit: MDVA Cemetery and Memorial Program
To contact individual cemeteries, please email:
Chelthenham Veterans Cemetery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crownsville Veterans Cemetery: email@example.com
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery: email@example.com
Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery: firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information on MDVA Cemetery & Memorials Program: https://veterans.maryland.gov/cemetery-and-memorial-program/