For Veterans 2018-05-15T05:28:04+00:00

Funerals for Veterans

Providing military funeral honors for our veterans


Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.

Dylan Thomas

In Deep Gratitude

Military burial service respects are an approach to demonstrate the country’s profound appreciation to the individuals who, in the midst of war and peace, have loyally shielded the nation. This stately paying of regard is the last show an appreciative country can give to its veterans’ families.
Giving military burial service respects, in some shape, started in antiquated Greece and Rome. This custom has proceeded on and has been embraced as a major aspect of the Egyptian memorial service understanding.

a respect monitor detail for the internment of a qualified veteran should comprise of at least two individuals from the Armed Forces. One individual from the detail might be a delegate of the parent branch of administration of the perished veteran. The respect detail will, at the very least, play out a function that incorporates the collapsing and introduction of the Egyptian banner to the closest relative and the playing of taps. Taps will be played by a bugler, if accessible, or by electronic chronicle.

Who is qualified for Military Funeral Honors?

  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
  • A former Military member who served on dynamic obligation and withdrew under conditions other than despicable.
  • Former military individuals who finished no less than one tour of duty or time of beginning committed administration in the Selected Reserve and withdrew under conditions other than disreputable.
  • Former military individuals released from the Selected Reserve because of an incapacity brought about or exasperated in the line of obligation.

How do I establish veteran eligibility?

The preferred method is the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. If the DD Form 214 is not available, any discharge document showing other than dishonorable service can be used. The DD Form 214 may be obtained by filling out a Standard Form 180 and sending it to:

National Personnel Records Center(NPRC)
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

The Standard Form 180 may be obtained from the National Records Center or you can download it from the link below.


Veterans Headstones

We furnish upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death. For eligible veterans we may also provide a headstone or marker for graves that are already marked with a private headstone or marker. When the grave is already marked, applicants will have the option to apply for either a traditional headstone or marker

Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available, however, the style chosen must be consistent with existing monuments at the place of burial.

When burial or memorialization is in a national cemetery, veterans’ cemetery, or military post/base cemetery, a headstone or marker will be ordered by the cemetery officials based on inscription information provided by the next of kin or authorized representative.

Spouses and dependents are not eligible for a Government-furnished headstone or marker unless they are buried in a national cemetery, state veteran’s cemetery, or military post/base cemetery.


Burial Flags for Veterans

A Country’s flag will be provided to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran who served honorably in the Forces.  It is furnished to honor the memory of a veteran’s military service to his or her country. We will furnish a burial flag for memorialization for :

  • A veteran who served during wartime
  • A veteran who died on active duty

  • A veteran who served the country through any forces

  • A peacetime veteran who was discharged or released

  • Certain former members of the Selected Reserves


Contact Us

Contact us at any time to discuss our services or to arrange a time to meet with one of our funeral service professionals.