By the Numbers - 17 July 2017

By the Numbers - 17 July 2017

By the Numbers Graphic

3.5 Million 

The number of gravesites "at 135 national cemeteries, one national Veterans’ burial ground and 33 soldiers’ lots and monument sites in 41 states and Puerto Rico," according to the VA's National Cemetery Administration.

VA estimates that 553,000 Veterans in the United States and Puerto Rico died in 2016. Twenty percent of U.S. Veterans chose to be buried in a national or state Veterans cemetery in FY 2016. As new national and state Veterans cemeteries open, this percentage is expected to increase.

Percentage of Veterans Served Within 75 Miles of a State or National Cemetery