A designated section reserved for veterans
Field of Valor®
The Field of Valor® is an area that allows for distinguished burial for veterans and spouses.
St. Matthew’s is one of just three local cemeteries where veterans’ graves are marked with distinctive white marble memorials, which are provided by the Government at no charge. These white marble monuments, featured in row after row across St. Matthew’s grassy meadows, create our Field of Valor®, similar to the veterans’ memorials of Arlington National Cemetery near our nation’s capital. Each marker may include a symbol of faith, full name, birth and death dates, branch of service and conflict title.
The Field of Valor® features a flagpole, as well as monuments paying tribute to the service and sacrifice of West Seneca residents in World War I and World War II. A World War I cannon is proudly displayed as the cornerstone of this illustrious section. The Field of Valor® accommodates both casketed and cremated burials.
A spouse may also choose to be buried in the Field of Valor®, either in side-by-side lots or in the same grave (as long as one or both are a cremated body interment). The spouse’s burial can be marked in a number of ways, depending on your specific preferences.
To discuss your individual needs, call one of our Family Service Representatives at (716) 822-1960, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.