Qualifications for Burial
Since 1909, qualified veterans of the United States Armed Forces have joined Andrew Johnson in this historic presidential cemetery. More than a century later, it's still a resting place for veterans.
Burial in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery is open to all members of the Armed Forces and veterans having met minimum active service duty requirements and having been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Their spouse, widow or widower, minor children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children, are also eligible for burial. Eligible spouses may be buried, even if they predecease the veteran.
Members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who die while on active duty or while performing training duty, or who have 20 years of service in reserve components of the Armed Forces creditable for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial.
For more information call 423.639.3711 ext. 100 or email Anita_Clark@nps.gov.
Did You Know?
Contrary to popular thought, Eliza did not teach her husband to read. She did help Andrew Johnson build on what he already knew by tutoring him from her schoolbooks. She also read to him in the Tailor Shop while he worked.