Honoring Veterans

We're proud to do our part in honoring our country's veterans and giving back to those whose sacrifice defines our great nation. We're dedicated to providing compassionate and dignified support during your time of need, and to helping you honor your loved one's selfless service and dedication. We're honored to assist with arranging traditional military tributes, ensuring a fitting farewell for those who have served our great nation.

Traditional Funeral Honors:

A standard military funeral includes:

  • A military chaplain to support family members
  • A Flag Presentation Ceremony conducted by the American Legion chaplain
  • A Final Salute at the gravesite

A full military honors funeral includes all standard honors, plus:

  • A 16-gun salute for general and flag officers (dependent on rank)
  • The US flag draped over the casket, presented to the next of kin after the ceremony
  • The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or audio recording

Other Veteran Benefits

We can assist you in exploring additional benefits offered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including:

  • 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 Resources

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

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Click on Veteran Services and look underneath the Burials & Memorials heading.

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Veterans' Funeral and Burial Benefits

Helpful information from Funeral Consumers Alliance.

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Honoring Those Who Served

An explanation of the various types of honors available for military funerals.

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