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Jacobs Announces Families Can Now Schedule Burials at the Western New York National Cemetery

For Immediate Release

December 2nd, 2020

(Erie County, N.Y.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) is announcing that families can now schedule burial services at the Western New York National Cemetery. The Cemetery was dedicated Monday, November 30th, 2020.
“Western New York is honored to be home to thousands of veterans who put their lives on the line to protect our country. Now, they finally have access to a final resting place close to home, and the full memorial and burial benefits that they have earned,” Jacobs said. “This day is long overdue and the product countless hours of hard work by advocates, veterans, VA employees, and community members to ensure our veterans are properly honored.”
As with all VA National Cemeteries, funeral directors can call the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-800-535-1117 to schedule burial services at the Western New York National Cemetery. Furthermore, anyone seeking information regarding eligibility for internment in a VA National Cemetery can visit
https://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/eligibility/.