AUSTIN — Today the Texas General Land Office and Veterans Land Board are happy to announce changes to a handful of policies. The State Veterans Cemeteries are a special resting place for our veterans and their families. And now it will be easier than ever for those families to stay together. As of November 1st the GLO and VLB will be waiving all fees for the burial, ash spreading or columbarium interment of military spouses.
“Sometimes the right thing to do is an easy choice, and this is one of those instances,” said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. “Texas is home to over 1.7 million veterans. At the Veterans Land Board we’re proud to be a big part of making this the best state in the country for our military, whether active duty, reserve or veteran. By waiving all spousal fees at our State Veterans Cemeteries we’re doing right by our veterans, and taking another step to ensure we continue to give our best for the men and women who represent the best of us.”