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Idaho State Veterans Cemetery

The Stars & Stripes flies in silent vigil 24 hours a day on a magnificent hilltop overlooking the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Set against a backdrop of native grasses, green hills and the rugged Boise Foothills, the 76.5 acre cemetery offers a peaceful place of solitude and beauty for friends and family members of those laid to rest here.



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The Cemetery Administration Office is open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Cemetery Grounds are open to visitors every day of the week from 8:00 AM to Sunset.

The eligibility requirements for burial at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery follow the National Veterans Cemetery eligibility requirements and Idaho law. There is no requirement to be a resident of the state of Idaho.

Interment fees for eligible veterans are paid by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Associated funeral expenses and preparation are not included and are covered by the Veteran’s family or estate.

Veterans and families are able to choose:

  • A columbarium niche, cremation inurnment that includes an inscribed granite niche cover;
  • An in-ground, garden niche, cremation inurnment that includes a flush-to-the-ground inscribed granite marker;
  • A scattering garden, set in a natural draw of the Boise foothills, that includes a location for an inscribed marker in memory of the deceased;
  • full casket, in-ground interment that includes an inscribed, upright granite marker.
  • Military Funeral Honors are coordinated by the Cemetery. Honors include the playing of Taps, folding of the flag and its presentation to the next-of-kin.
  • An Honor Guard detail of at least two members of the Armed Services is provided for the interment service of the eligible Veteran.


Pre-authorization allows a Veteran and their spouse to establish, in advance, their eligibility for burial at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. There is no cost for pre-authorization and it does not obligate the Veteran to be interred at the Cemetery. Pre-authorization is intended to simplify and assist the Veteran’s next-of-kin at the time of death. The key items needed for pre-authorization are a copy of the Veteran’s discharge papers and, for married Veterans, a copy of their marriage certificate which is valid in accordance with Idaho law.

Memorial Day Ceremony Videos are courtesy of TSgt Samuel Morse, NCOIC Command Information 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs.
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