Honoring Veterans

We're proud to do our part in honoring our country's veterans, and giving back to those whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation. Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes.  We do require having discharge paperwork and the DD214 form to acquire honors, the flag and headstone.

Traditional Elements & Honors

 

  • At this time in Connecticut, we can arrange for a 21 gun salute with volunteer veteran individuals if they are available upon request
  • The US flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service by two active duty individuals
  • The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or an audio recording
  • Two active duty individuals to salute flag

Other Veteran Benefits

In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:

  • Headstones or Markers. The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries.  These must be filled out and signed by the next of kin, the cemetery and the funeral home. The application is available online.

  • Memorial Plots. If an eligible veteran's remains are not available for burial, the VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you wish to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA will provide the headstone or marker but not the plot itself.

  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery. This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave,a grave box, and perpetual care.

  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.

Additional Resources

Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:

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