Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
The Stars & Stripes flies in silent vigil 24 hours a day on a magnificent hilltop overlooking the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Set against a backdrop of native grasses, green hills and the rugged Boise Foothills, the 76.5 acre cemetery offers a peaceful place of solitude and beauty for friends and family members of those laid to rest here.
The cemetery is located adjacent to the Dry Creek Cemetery just north of Hill Road and east of Horseshoe Bend Road in Northwest Boise. The land on which it is built includes approximately 40 acres donated in 2002 by the J.L Terteling Company, with the remaining acreage being purchased from the Dry Creek Cemetery District.
The Cemetery was made possible by a grant from the Veterans Administration, State Cemetery Grants Program which funded 100 percent of the design, construction and equipment costs associated with developing the facility. It was dedicated to the State of Idaho in 2004 by then-Governor Dirk Kempthorne.
Congratulations to the staff of the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. They are featured prominently in the October 2014 edition of the National Cemetery Administration's Veterans Cemetery Grants Program Newsletter.
Hours of Operation
The Cemetery Administration Office is open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Cemetery Grounds are open to visitors every day of the week from 8:00 AM to Sunset.
Links to Information & Forms
Pre-registration application (to establish eligibility in advance)
Request for Burial/Inurnment (to make arrangements for a service)
Public Event Policies
All requests for public events must be submitted on the Public Event Request form.
The Cemetery is the final resting place for Idaho veterans and their families. All events must be appropriate for a cemetery honoring veterans and preserve the dignity, beauty, safety, and security of the Cemetery. The Division Administrator has determined that events primarily involving a protest against public policies or practices are not appropriate for the Cemetery and will refer such request to other public forums such as the Idaho State Capitol and its grounds. IDAPA § 21-01-04(50)(4), 2010.
Ways You Can Support the Idaho Veteran’s Cemetery
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Publications & Announcements
IDVS Statewide Facility Analysis Presentation - 12/15/2014
No bids at this time.
Criminal History Background Check InformationCriminal History Check Procedures
Statewide Legal Clinics - ID Volunteer Lawyers Program
You can request a copy of your DD-214 online
Job Opportunities for Veterans
Has been relocated to http://veterans.idaho.gov/benefits-a-services/employment-services