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Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

At Donnellan Family Funeral Services, we understand the importance of honoring of veterans and their families.  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and our country by honoring your loved one.

Please contact us to help guide you through this process.

Eligibility

Honorably discharged veterans from all military branches qualify for a military funeral benefit.

For soldiers who die while on active duty, families may request both a burial and an interment allowance to assist with the cost of the funeral arrangements.

For soldiers who die not wile in active duty, partial reimbursements may apply.

For more information, contact the United States Department of Veteran Affairs or go to http://www.cem.va.gov.



Benefits


Military Funeral Honors
The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show the Nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. Military personnel often perform taps and conduct a flag folding ceremony.

Flags
A United States flag is provided at no cost to a Veteran’s family. The flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service.

Headstones and Markers
The Department of Veterans Affairs furnishes upon request, at no charge, a headstone or marker.   Flat markers and upright headstones are available as well as niche markers. A medallion which can be affixed to a privately purchased headstone is also available.

Presidential Memorial Certificates
Families can also receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veterans.

Cemeteries
A military funeral can take place at a private cemetery, a state veteran’s cemetery, or a cemetery that is part of the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

For a list of cemeteries click here https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/allnational.asp



               

Donnellan Family Funeral Services | (847) 675-1990
Toll-Free: (888) 261-4879
10045 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077-1026


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