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  Honoring The Lives of Those Who Serve
We are proud to be able to offer our services for your loved ones who have served our country. A Veterans Service is specifically designed to honor and pay respect to those who have put their country first; it is our honor to help you acknowledge the debt and gratitude we feel for our servicemen and women.
Who is eligible?
A Veteran is anyone who has been on active duty, is a retired service member, a member of the National Guard or the reserve, and who has not been dishonorably discharged.
Certain family members of the Veteran, such as his or her spouse and dependent children, are also entitled to free grave space, a cemetery marker, or burial vault space at any National Cemetery, alongside the Veteran. National Cemeteries are owned by the American people and are for the exclusive use of Veterans.
Military honors
The Department of Defense is responsible for providing Military Funeral Honors. Every eligible Veteran is entitled to Military Honors, by law. This includes the folding and presenting of the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines the service as “consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the Veteran’s parent service of the armed forces.”
Burial benefits
Benefits that are available include a gravesite at any one of the 135 National Cemeteries, with available space, the opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care of the burial site, a government headstone or marker, burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all of which are provided at no cost to the family.
Whether you opt for a burial or cremation, your loved one will still receive the same Military Honors.
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