FAQ: All

Q: Can a plot be pre-purchased or reserved?

A: Plots are assigned upon the death of the veteran or veteran's spouse.  At that time, the adjacent plot can be reserved for the surviving spouse.  

Q: What are the costs?

A: Ulster County pays for the cost of the burial plot, grave marker footing and interment for the veteran and spouse.

Q: What are the rules concerning flowers and other grave decorations?

A: In keeping with the rules observed in most Veteran cemeteries, only natural flowers are allowed to be left (not planted) at a grave, and will be removed prior to wilting (approx. one week).

Q: How is an “eligible veteran” defined?

A: The veteran must have served in armed forces of the U.S. or National Guard, received no less than a “general” discharge and been a resident of Ulster County. Veterans with less than two (2) years active service must have their bronze marker paid for by the family/informant.

Q: Who can be buried there?

A: Eligible veterans and optionally, a spouse.

Q: Does the County own the UCVC?

A: No. The County contracts with the NPRC to partition a section exclusively designated as the UCVC. Once a veteran is interred there, a plot deed is issued by NPRC in the name of the County for the deceased.

Q: Where is the Ulster County Veterans Cemetery located?

A: 81 Plains Road New Paltz, NY, on the grounds of the New Paltz Rural Cemetery (NPRC).

Q: What are the eligibility requirements to receive funding?

A: Eligible agencies must be not-for-profit or community based organizations with federal identification or charities registration numbers.

Q: What is the role of the Youth Board?

A: The role of the Youth Board is to advise the Youth Bureau Director, the County Executive and the Legislature.

Q: What is the Youth Bureau?

A: Youth Bureaus are administrative agencies responsible for planning, coordinating and supplementing the activities of local agencies devoted to the well-being, protection and development of youth.