Veteran's Funeral & Burial Information

A veteran, their spouse and certain dependent children are entitled to special funeral and burial benefits in America. Benefits include burial space at a national or state veterans cemetery for either burial or cremation, military honors at a ceremony, and some financial assistance to help with costs from a funeral home. Discover those benefits and more through the articles shown below.

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Use the interactive map above to easily find Veterans cemeteries owned and run by the federal, state, or local goverments.

News and Articles About Veterans Funerals

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VA Funeral & Burial Benefits Eligibility

Veterans Affairs Benefits (VA Benefits) are benefits given to veterans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Some of these benefits can help when planning a funeral and a lot of veterans are eligible for burial benefits but don’t even know it.

Veteran Funeral and Cemetery Benefits

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VA Veterans Burial Benefits

VA Veterans Burial Benefits

As a Veteran, you are entitled to several burial benefits upon death. These burial benefits can include a grace site in one of the 131 national and state veterans cemeteries, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care of your grave, a government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and ...

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How to Plan a Funeral for a Military Family Member

Losing a loved one during active military service can be one of the hardest things to come to terms with for families left behind. In addition to coping with the loss, families also have to deal with organizing the funeral arrangements.

Military members are eligible for different funeral benefits, which ...

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Getting Buried at Arlington Cemetery May Take Forever

Don R. Sykes was killed in Vietnam on Aug. 12, 1969. Ten days later he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His widow, Lorraine Tharp, isn’t eligible to be buried with Sykes because she remarried, but her current husband is a Vietnam veteran, and she thought they would both be ...

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