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Virginia Department of Veterans Services

To implement the 2012 legislation passed regarding Unclaimed Remains of Veterans, the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) requests the assistance of funeral homes in identifying the unclaimed veterans remains. Please see the following from DVS:

Information on the program for unclaimed cremains of veterans PDF file

Letter to Funeral Directors from DVS PDF file

Draft Identification of Unclaimed Cremated Remains form PDF file

§ 54.1-2808.1 - Disposition of Cremains

§ 54.1-2808.2. Identification of unclaimed cremains of veterans