across the United States, it can be a daunting task to locate one of their
graves. The department of Veterans
Affairs keeps a massive database of burial sites of veterans and their
beneficiaries, such as spouses and children.
But this database is jumbled, messy and confusing. But a new online tool has cleaned up this
data and made it searchable and easy to navigate. Now, anyone can easily find a veteran grave for free on
birth, military rank and military branch.
Once you have narrowed down your search, you can click on a veteran to
see the detailed information regarding their burial. A map will help you locate the cemetery and
the cemetery’s phone number will be displayed.
If you are logged in to facebook, you can also leave a prayer or note to
remember the veteran.
database. Like the veteran grave
locator, the Medal of Honor tool allows you to search for recipients based on
war, rank and name.
written by Evan Thomas, a student at UC Santa Barbara. If you have any questions or comments about
the grave locator, feel free to contact Evan at evan_thomas (@) umail.ucsb.edu