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What is a Veteran?

A veteran – whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to and including my life.” That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.

It is certainly true different veterans benefits apply for different circumstances. Disabled veterans receive monthly cash compensation. Retired (20 year) veterans, get a monthly pension check.

If you have questions about your status as a veteran, and your specific benefits call us at (800) 467-7850.



Military Honors

Military honors are available to all veterans regardless of rank or location of burial. Upon death, we will call and request an active duty honor guard from your branch of service. All military branches will require a legible copy of the veteran’s DD 214. The ceremony will consist of a flag folding presentation to the next of kin and the playing of TAPS. The military does not accept payment or gratuities for these services under any circumstance. If families request a rifle salute for the veteran we will coordinate a local, volunteer veterans organization to perform the rifle salute to accompany the active-duty flag presentation and TAPS. Often local VFWs, American Legions and Marine Corp Leagues will have a military honors team with a chaplain. Veterans Funeral Care will coordinate these services. An honorarium for the volunteer veterans organization is expected. If you or your loved one is a current or past member of a local VFW, American Legion, or Marine Corps League please let us know so we can contact them for potential military honors.

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Financial Assistance

We are here to help you find any financial assistance that may apply to you. Ask us about Veterans Death Benefits. We can direct you to the right people to help you complete your claim.



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National Cemeteries

We promote the use of Veterans Cemeteries. We understand that they are a small drive from you. Remember, it is an honor to be buried in a National Cemetery!

All honorably discharged Veterans, their spouses and dependent children are entitled to free grave space, a cemetery marker and burial vaults at any National Cemetery. They are owned by the American people for the exclusive use of Veterans. This benefit saves your family up to $6,000.
Find a National Cemetery near you



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Duplicate Medals

If you have the DD214 but have lost or misplaced medals such as a theatre ribbon, we can order it for you. Costs vary depending on each individual medal.


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Wood Flag Cases

The military provides a wood flag case for active duty deaths. For all other veterans, we stock wood flag cases. Costs vary according to quality of materials used in construction.


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