National cemetery restricts funeral services
Florence National Cemetery will remain open for interments during COVID-19 but committal ceremonies and the rendering of military funeral honors will be put on hold for health and safety reasons.
“Immediate family members of the deceased may witness the interment if requested," according to a release issued by the Veterans Affairs office.
“VA national cemeteries will continue to perform our essential function – to inter veterans and eligible individuals” said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves through the release. “We trust the public understands that we must place priority on the health and safety of veterans and families and our team members who serve them.”