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Veterans Benefits

We’re proud to do our part in honoring our country’s veterans, and giving back to those whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation. We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes.

 

Traditional Elements & Honors


Standard honor military funerals can include:

  • A military chaplain for family members
  • The US flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service
  • A ceremonial honor guard (depending on availability)
  • A three-volley salute fired by a rifle party by local honor guard only
  • The playing of Taps
  • A Final Salute at the gravesite
 

Other Veteran Benefits


In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:

  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate
    This is a certificate expressing the nation’s recognition of the veteran’s service. The veteran’s name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the president. Certificates are issued in the name of honorably discharged, deceased veterans. Contact us for assistance in applying for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and we would be happy to guide you through the process.

  • Headstones or Markers
    The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries.

  • Memorial Plots
    If an eligible veteran’s remains are not available for burial, the VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you wish to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA will provide the headstone or marker but not the plot itself.

  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery
    This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, a grave box, and perpetual care.

  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses
    For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.
 

Additional Benefits


Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals: