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Established in 1863 at the height of the Civil War, The Monongahela Cemetery holds a special place in honoring those who served. At the request of the Starkweather Post 60 of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1871, the first veteran's section was created, adorned with a flagpole and three Parrott Rifled Cannons donated by the War Department.  In 1924, the American Legion Frank Downer Post 302 requested land to create a Legion Section, emphasizing our commitment to honoring veterans. Today, over 7,000 veterans from various conflicts find their final resting place within our cemetery.


As a veteran with a qualifying discharge, you may be entitled to VA burial benefits in a private cemetery.  Spouses and dependent children are eligible too, even if they predecease the Veteran.  Some of the private cemetery burial benefits you may be entitled to include: a government headstone, marker, or medallion; a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate.  Some survivors may also be entitled to VA burial allowances as partial reimbursement for the costs of funerals and burials for eligible Veterans.  The Monongahela Cemetery is proud to offer qualifying veterans discounts on select products and services.

Use the following links to contact your local, state, or federal Veteran Affairs office to determine eligibility and file a claim:




Veteran Burial Benefits


Burial in a Private Cemetery




Veteran Services

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