The same guidelines apply.
The State of Tennessee does not require an outside container for burial. This is a personal preference of
All veterans are
entitled to a white, upright marble headstone at government expense when buried in a State Veterans Cemetery. A temporary
grave marker is used to identify grave site until the permanent headstone is delivered in approximately three to four months.
RESERVE & NATIONAL GUARD
ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERMENT:
Reserve & National Guard members who are in receipt of compensation or pension from the VA are eligible
for burial and do not have to pay the plot allowance, except when our claim is denied by the U. S. Department of Veterans
Reserve & National Guard members who completed twenty or more years of reserve or guard service and are
entitled to retirement pay.
This category of veterans does not qualify for the $300.00 plot allowance,
headstone and flag at government expense. Costs must be paid prior to burial.
Reserve & National Guard members are also eligible for burial
under the following five (5) categories and do not have to pay the plot allowance cost, except when our claim is denied by
the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dies under honorable conditions while undergoing active
duty for training.
If called to active duty, completes
the full period for which called up.
Dies under honorable
conditions while performing full time AGR service.
at least 24 months of active service.
Discharged due to
service connected disability while on active duty.