The National Cemetery Administration Design Guide was developed as the master reference document for planning and designing Department of Veteran's Affairs, National Cemetery Administration (NCA) facilities. NCA's facilities are of significant importance to our nation. NCA's mission is to honor Veterans and their eligible family members by providing final resting places in national shrines. VA NCA National Cemeteries commemorate veterans' service and sacrifice to our nation. The development of national cemeteries dates back to the civil war, and a significant number of cemeteries are listed in the Nation Register of Historic Places.
This document replaces the National Cemetery Design Guide, Chapters 1-4 dated June 1999 and Chapter 5 dated November 2016.