Veteran Burials – What You Need to Know
At Staab Funeral Homes, we make honoring our veterans a priority, and we wish to help you plan a respectful funeral. We want our veterans and their family members families to know when it comes to memorializing a soldier’s service member’s life, he or she deserves only the best.
Most veterans know they can be buried in one of the 135 national cemeteries, with available space. In order to prepare, presenting your discharge papers is a very important part of establishing your eligibility in these cemeteries. However, many people want to be buried close to their family and friends in their hometowns in a private cemetery.
During a military funeral service, military men and women will honor the veteran with a burial flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate. The burial flag is generally given to the next of kin. The U.S. government will provide the headstone or marker, and some veterans are even entitled to burial allowances, meaning partial reimbursement of an eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.
An important step in planning a veteran’s funeral is choosing the best way to pay tribute to your loved one’s life. At Staab, we offer many special touches to help you personalize the service, such as remembrance keepsakes, picture boards, transportation, video tributes, and more.
We can help you through all these steps and find out exactly what you are entitled to while planning a funeral for a veteran. We work with these wonderful families often and know the process well. For more information, you can go to http://www.va.gov, or call our funeral home at any time.