Cemetery at Sunset Gardens

Veterans Services

Cemetery at Sunset Gardens | Veterans Services

Making The Ultimate Sacrifice

Did you know? Veterans and First Responders receive a free inscription at Sunset Gardens in our new Veterans Plaza. 

Some Veterans benefits may also include a Government headstone, marker or medallion, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, ALL at no cost to you or your family. Additionally, some Veterans may be eligible for Burial Allowances.  Our staff will guide veteran families through the process.

Sunset Gardens has veterans burial benefits forms on file. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to assist you to complete these forms to help you maximize your veterans benefits at Sunset Gardens.

Please call Sunset Gardens at 509-943-0803 to learn more.

Curious about what the National Cemetery Administration recommends when preparing for burial in a private cemetery?

Burial in a Private Cemetery – Per the VA 
You may want to ask the following questions when preparing for burial in a private cemetery:

  • When responding to an offer of a “free” gravesite for Veterans, ask if there is a requirement to purchase an additional gravesite.
  • If an additional gravesite is required, where will it be located and what is the cost?
  • Ask if there are restrictions on the type of headstone or marker that can be used to mark the grave.
  • Is there an additional cost for the placement, setting or care of a free government headstone or marker?
  • Is it more than if a private headstone or marker is purchased?
  • Is an outside container (usually called a “vault” or “grave liner”) required?

We suggest when the burial will be in a private cemetery and a Government headstone or marker or medallion will be requested for the Veteran’s grave, that the family complete, in advance, one of the following forms and place it with the Veteran’s military discharge papers for use at the time of need:


  • Claim for Standard Government Headstone or Marker
  • Claim for Government Medallion for Placement in a Private Cemetery
  • Only an eligible Veteran may receive a Government-furnished headstone or marker or medallion for placement in a private cemetery.
  • Veteran’s spouses and dependent children are not eligible.
  • Sunset Gardens Staff will supply you with and help you navigate all fo these necessary documents.  

Veterans Benefits:

If you or your loved one are a veteran  and you do no like the idea of being placed several hours away from your  tri cities  family Then our newly desgined Veterans Plaza is peferct for you and immeditate family members.

Did we mention that Sunset Gardens provides a free shutter inscription?  This is our small way to say Thank You for your service and sacrifice.

Veteran's Plaza


Why We Love Our Vets

Since our beginning, Sunset Gardens has taken pride in providing the most well kept cemetery grounds consisting of the most modern placement options in all of the Tri-Cities. We have been long overdue in updating our Veterans Garden and providing all Veterans along with Police, Fire and EMS a suitable cremation placement plaza, dedicated in honor of their sacrifice to our Tri Cities Community and to our Country.  We hope that you find as much beauty in the plaza as we do.

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Terri Larson, Kennewick, WA, 99338

Your team was super sensitive to our loss and were very patient with us. The smiles were welcoming when entering the facility. Thank you.

Kathryn McAdams, Richland, WA

I thank all of you for everything that was done for me within my budget. I was, and still am unable to speak about the traumatic pain regarding my mother's death.

Lisette Smith, Kennewick, WA

I wanted to reach out and let you know how impressed I am with Sarah Smith and Tiffany Loving. I lost my loved one in January and my husband called Einan's to take care of him. They returned his call right away and handled everything from hospital to your home. They...

Kathy Carlson, Benton City, WA

Dear Holley, I want to thank you for the loving care you gave my Mother, Shirley Duce. And, you gave to us-her children. I truly appreciate all the little touches you put into her viewing- tables and decorations, candy hamburgers, music, DVD, and program that truly...

Sandra Welch, West Richland, WA

I want to thank you! I never thought of a funeral as being beautiful, but my wonderful husband had a beautiful military service which he deserved. Nothing was missed. Crystal, you did a wonderful job!

The Chastain Family, Richland, WA

Hannah, I wanted to thank you more than words can say for the care and grace you showed me and my family as we navigated the horrible days following Caelan's death. No one knows how important your job is until they've experienced the worst and had someone as genuine...

Pam Provesan, Mesa, WA

Sarah, Jenna, Tiffany and all the staff... On behalf of my mother and siblings I wanted to "thank all of you" for all the help in providing the care for Dad and all of us. The rosary and visitation were beautiful and so helpful for our family and friends. Dad's Mass...

Pam Kirkman, Kennewick, WA

Hannah, you are really a true Angel. You have made this time and last time as easy and yet as comforting as possible. Thank you so much. Pam.

Mary Ann Goebel, Rubicon, WI

Dear Ray, I cannot adequately express to you how thankful we are for all your help and support with our fathers cemetery arrangements. Not only were you helpful and kind, you were very responsive and patient with us throughout the process. You are excellent at your...

Tara Grieves, Richland, WA

I would like to thank all the amazing staff!!! You treated my sister and I like we were family. I felt like you knew my mom. She looked absolutely beautiful!!! Holley’s special attention to detail at the service meant the world to us!!! Mindy was amazing at working...

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