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  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 of eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review the Guide to VA Burial Allowances at www.benefits.va.gov
• Special Veteran Program: Smith & Turner is proud to offer a special program for those killed in action or recovered POW/MIA. Services are cost-free to the family and the staff coordinates with the VA department to provide burial or memorial plots free of charge. Full honors will be offered, and awards displayed.
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