On May 18, 2023 the Connecticut General Assembly approved the Honorable Ned Lamont, Governor of the State of Connecticut’s nomination of Brigadier General (Ret.) Ronald P. Welch to serve as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. Please join the Department of Veterans Affairs in congratulating Commissioner Welch on his appointment.

Cemetery Rules and Code of Conduct

Next Steps

Deceased Veterans

 To certify that a deceased veteran or qualifying spouse is eligible for burial in a State Veterans Cemetery the following must be provided:

  1. For a veteran, a legible copy of the veteran’s discharge papers indicating an Honorable Discharge or General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions (e.g. DD-214 or its equivalent). Veterans with a Bad Conduct or Other then Honorable Discharge are not eligible for burial in a State Veterans Cemetery.
  2. A legible copy of the decedent’s death certificate.
  3. Federal 38 U.S.C. 2411 Eligibility Compliance Statement, regarding the deceased veteran or eligible spouse, completed by a family member of the decedent or lawfully representative thereof.

Cemetery and Memorial Services also requires a completed Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Burial Form to be submitted in order to schedule a burial.

Living Veterans

Living veterans may also apply for pre-certification to the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Please note, your actual gravesite will not be assigned until after your death.

If you would like to reserve your place at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, please complete the Pre-Certification Application for State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown and mail to:

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery  and Memorial Services
287 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

In addition to your application, please include a copy of your DD-214 or discharge papers to demonstrate your eligibility. Family and friends should also be made aware of your intentions.