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Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

DVA > Veterans Memorial Cemetery > Floral Regulations Floral Regulations

  1. Fresh cut flowers are permitted any time. Flowers will be removed for the mowing of the gravesite, and also when they become withered.
  2. IVMC will place flags on gravesites a week prior to Memorial Day, and will remove them a week after Memorial Day.
  3. Artificial flowers, potted plants in non-breakable containers, and floral wreaths are only permitted from November 1st to March 31st. Items shall be no greater than 18 inches in height.
  4. Florists and individuals will be required to remove any materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, glass, and etc., when placing flowers on gravesites.
  5. Safety hazards, trees or shrubs, any in-ground plantings, statues, vigil lights, shepherds' hooks, grave blankets, flag standards, glass or ceramic containers, curios, ornamentation, breakable objects, and anything attached to the grave markers will be removed.
  6. The cemetery staff is not responsible for the care or security of any items placed on a grave.
  7. The Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery reserves the right to remove any items from the gravesites