They served our nation and frequently gave their lives to protect our freedom and way of life. We are aware of the unique requirements of veteran families. We would enjoy the chance to serve you and our country by honoring your loved one, whether it be a straightforward family funeral or a comprehensive military service.
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Military Funeral Honors
The rendering of military funeral honors is a way to show the Nation's deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to a veteran's family.
A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn. Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service.
HEADSTONES & MARKERS
The Department of Veterans Affairs furnishes upon request, at no charge, a headstone or marker. Flat markers and upright headstones are available and niche markers for columbaria. Alternatively, a medallion that can be affixed to a privately purchased headstone is available.
PRESIDENTIAL MEMORIAL CERTIFICATES
Families can also receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC), signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably-discharged deceased veterans.
A military funeral can occur at a private cemetery, a state veterans cemetery, or a cemetery that is part of the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. For a list of cemeteries, click here.
Veterans from all military branches qualify for a military funeral, regardless of rank or whether they died in combat. They could have been active duty, Reserves, National Guard, retired, or a veteran of military service.
For soldiers who die while on active duty, families may request both a burial and an interment allowance to assist with the cost of the funeral arrangements. For soldiers who die in non-service-related death, partial reimbursements may apply.
For more information go to http://www.cem.va.gov.