In recognition of their service, honorably discharged veterans are eligible for a number of benefits and honors. Please click on the sections below for more information.

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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, comprised of either active duty or retired veterans. The service includes folding and presenting of the flag to a family member, firing of the guns, and the playing of taps. You can pick and choose exactly what portions of the military service you desire. For example some families choose only to have the flag presented.

Our staff will assist you with arranging this special ceremony through a local veteran’s organization.

Benefits for Veterans 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.  For more information about these benefits, open the links below.

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 the marker selected must meet with the approval of the cemetery in which it is being placed.  Our staff will assist the family with ordering the marker and placing it in the cemetery of their choice.

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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