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VETERAN'S BENEFITS
 


We honor those that served our country and take pride in the options that we offer to the families of our veterans. Not only will our funeral home staff help with all military funeral arrangements and we will also procure an American Flag for every eligible veteran.

Below are some resources that will be helpful to those families planning a funeral for a veteran.



  • The first step is to verify that the deceased is an eligible veteran. You can do so by clicking the link above and going through the checklist provided by the Veteran's Administration.

  • A veteran can receive a military funeral in a military or private cemetery. The choice affects how arrangements are made for that veteran's military funeral.

  • Based upon eligibility, a veteran may be buried in a national cemetery, Arlington, a National Park Service cemetery, or a state veterans cemetery. If one of these resting places is chosen, our funeral directors will assist with the arrangements. However, a DD Form 214, must be presented.

  • If the veteran is buried in a private cemetery, our funeral directors can help you set up the military arrangements, but you will have to seek reimbursement for the expenses. You will have to provide proof of the veteran's eligibility, such as DD Form 214, to receive military funeral honors.

    If you choose to have your loved one buried in a private cemetery and you want to be reimbursed for funeral and burial expenses, you can apply by filling out VA Form 21P-530, Application for Burial Benefits.

  • When supplying proof of eligibility or other official records, do not send original documents because they will not be returned.

  • We can arrange for military funeral honors by contacting the honor guard representative for the branch of the military in which the deceased served.

  • When burial is in a national cemetery, National Park cemetery, or state veterans cemetery, the cemetery officials order a headstone or marker and use inscription information provided by the next of kin.

  • When burial is in a private cemetery, the next of kin or a representative, such as a funeral director, must submit VA Form 40-1330, Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private Cemetery or a State Veterans Cemetery, along with the veteran's military discharge documents, to request a government-provided headstone or marker.

  • Family members can receive a Presidential Memorial Certificate by submitting VA Form 40-0247 upon the death of their loved one.

 

Sharon Dillard
Born: 1/17/1948
Died: 7/20/2017
Manuel Gonzales Jr
Born: 8/29/1942
Died: 7/19/2017
James Berg
Born: 8/13/1952
Died: 7/15/2017
Jose Lara
Born: 3/18/1968
Died: 7/15/2017
Shelly Seely
Born: 4/3/1958
Died: 7/12/2017
Betty Beatty
Born: 5/20/1929
Died: 7/12/2017
Joseph Romero
Born: 7/8/1948
Died: 7/12/2017
Ben Adams Jr.
Born: 1/8/1942
Died: 7/10/2017
Robert Valdez
Born: 12/16/1934
Died: 7/6/2017

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