Q: Who makes arrangements for a veteran or spouse burial in UCVC?
A: The funeral home makes the arrangements with NPRC upon request of the next of kin.
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.