Exploring The Many Funeral Options For Veterans-下北glory days

UnCategorized Veterans in the United State have many funeral options. Government burial benefits are provided for both national and private cemetery interment, on top of which some veterans may also be eligible for a burial allowance. Those who opt for burial in one of the United States’ 125 national cemeteries receive a burial flag, a government headstone, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate. The grave will be opened and closed and given perpetual care at no cost to the deceased’s family. If the deceased has chosen to be cremated, the same benefits and honors apply as those for a casket burial. Spouses and dependents of veterans buried in a national cemetery also receive the benefits of being buried with the veteran, having their name, date of birth, and date of death inscribed on the headstone, as well as perpetual grave care, at no cost. The benefits do not change if they die before the veteran. Veterans who prefer to be buried in a private cemetery receive a burial flag, a government headstone, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate. The cost of the grave and its upkeep, however, are not covered and no benefits are made available to spouses or dependents of the veteran. Burial at sea is yet another option; however, the criteria for eligibility are stringent and no private citizens can be present at the ceremony. Only after the casket has been committed to the sea are the family members given the date, time, longitude and latitude of the ceremony. Upon the veteran’s family’s request, Military Funeral Honors are provided regardless of the location of burial. "Honoring Those Who Served" is the name of the Department of Defense’s program that provides dignified funeral honors for those veterans who have served their country. Military Funeral Honors include the folding and presentation of the American flag as well as playing of Taps. A minimum of two uniformed military persons are required to be in attendance, at least one of which should belong to the veteran’s parent service of the Armed Forces. Veterans are also entitled to three rifle volleys fired, which is typically performed by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, post. Any person entitled to Military Funeral Honors is eligible for the three rifle volleys as long as there are members of the honor guard team available at the scheduled time of the ceremony. Families and loved ones should also check with the funeral home and ask about ceremonial urns, flag cases, and other such ideas for honoring the memory of the deceased veteran. Options include beautiful solid wood cases, sturdy stainless steel urns, different styles of picture frames, and many American flag-themed items. The funeral director should also act as an excellent resource in helping to plan the deceased veteran’s service, memorial, and burial, and will assist the family with any questions or concerns that arise. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: