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.

The cemetery is located adjacent to the Dry Creek Cemetery just north of Hill Road and east of Horseshoe Bend Road in Northwest Boise. The land on which it is built includes approximately 40 acres donated in 2002 by the J.L Terteling Company, with the remaining acreage being purchased from the Dry Creek Cemetery District.

The Cemetery was made possible by a grant from the Veterans Administration, State Cemetery Grants Program which funded 100 percent of the design, construction and equipment costs associated with developing the facility. It was dedicated to the State of Idaho in 2004 by then-Governor Dirk Kempthorne.

Congratulations to the staff of the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. They are featured prominently in the October 2014 edition of the National Cemetery Administration's Veterans Cemetery Grants Program Newsletter.

VCGP Newsletter October 2014

Hours of Operation

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.


Links to Information & Forms

General Information/FAQ

Eligibility and Burial Benefits

Pre-registration application (to establish eligibility in advance)

SF180 Military Records Request Form

Request for Burial/Inurnment (to make arrangements for a service)

Monument Inscription Request

Checklist for Next of Kin

Floral Regulations

Cemetery Map

Wreaths Across America

Cemetery Memorial Brick Program

Public Event Policies

All requests for public events must be submitted on the Public Event Request form.

The Cemetery is the final resting place for Idaho veterans and their families. All events must be appropriate for a cemetery honoring veterans and preserve the dignity, beauty, safety, and security of the Cemetery. The Division Administrator has determined that events primarily involving a protest against public policies or practices are not appropriate for the Cemetery and will refer such request to other public forums such as the Idaho State Capitol and its grounds.  IDAPA § 21-01-04(50)(4), 2010.

Public Event Polices and Request Form

Ways You Can Support the Idaho Veteran’s Cemetery

Avenue of Flags Donation form

Idaho Veteran License Plates


Idaho Division
of Veterans Services
Veterans Home
Veterans Home
Veterans Home
Office of
Veterans Advocacy
Idaho State
Veterans Cemetery
351 Collins Road
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-780-1300

Division Administrator
David E. Brasuell
320 Collins Road
Boise, Idaho, 83702
Phone: 208-780-1600


Home Administrator
Kenneth Shull
821 21st Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho, 83501
Phone: 208-750-3600


Home Administrator
1957 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, Idaho, 83201
Phone: 208-235-7800


Home Administrator

Josiah Dahlstrom
444 Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-780-1380

OVA Director
Bill Heyob
10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd
Boise, ID 83714-9521
Phone: 208-780-1340

Cemetery Director
James Earp