Other Benefits Include:
- A United States flag is provided at no cost to drape over the casket or to accompany the urn; it is provided to the next-of-kin following the service.
- Headstones, markers, or medallions can be obtained at no cost from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Families may receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate, which is signed by the current president.
- Military funerals can take place in private cemeteries or in veteran cemeteries.
- Eligibility for Military Funerals.
For additional and detailed information about honoring veterans check out these links:
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Click on Veteran Services and look underneath the Burials & Memorials heading.
- Veterans' Funeral and Burial Benefits. Helpful information from the Funeral Consumers Alliance.