Veterans

Military funeral honors

Every eligible veteran is entitled to a military funeral honors ceremony at their funeral or memorial service. The ceremony serves as a final tribute and thank-you from a grateful nation for the veteran’s service.

The military funeral honors ceremony is conducted by two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one member of the veteran’s branch of service. The service includes folding and presenting the United States burial flag to a surviving family member and the playing of Taps.

Our funeral directors will assist you with arranging this special ceremony through a local veteran’s organization. Please click the links below for more information.

Applying for veterans benefits

In recognition of their service and dedication to our country, burial and cemetery benefits are available for each eligible veteran.

These benefits include a military funeral honors ceremony at a funeral or memorial service, a burial flag, burial at a national veterans' cemetery or a monetary benefit towards burial at a private cemetery, and a veterans' cemetery marker.  Our staff will work with the Veterans Administration to assist you in obtaining these benefits. If you would like more information, please click the links below.

 

 

 

Veterans cemetery markers

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a government headstone or marker for any eligible veteran at no cost.

Flat bronze, marble and granite markers are available, along with granite or marble upright monuments and bronze plaques to mark the inurnment of cremated remains. The style of marker selected must meet with the approval of the cemetery in which it is placed. Our staff will assist the family with ordering the marker and placing it in the cemetery of their choice.

 

Presidential Memorial Certificate

The family of an honorably discharged veteran may receive special Presidential Memorial Certificates in honor of their loved one’s service.

The engraved certificate is signed by the current President to honor the service and memory of the veteran.

 

A certificate can be ordered for each family member. Our funeral directors will work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain the certificates.

 

The Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project was established in 2000, and is run by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. It was created to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans, to help future generations of Americans better understand the realities of war and hear directly from veterans who experienced them.

 

The Project collects audio and video-taped interviews, written memoirs, photographs, correspondence and artwork to tell the story of veterans and citizens who were actively involved in war efforts from World War I to conflicts today.

We believe that the memories of each veteran are a precious treasure, and encourage the families of veterans to record their stories and preserve their memorabilia with the Veterans History Project.

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