“There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” - Nick Lampson
Proud to Honor Those Who have Served
Veterans are national heroes and are deserving of special attention. Below is a condensed list of the
basic burial benefits available to a veteran.To be clear, the following is not a comprehensive list.For full eligibility requirements and
benefits, please visit www.va.gov.
Current members of the U.S. Armed Forces
(Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) are considered eligible
for veterans burial benefits.Also
eligible are any veterans who were discharged under conditions other than
dishonorable, i.e., retired, medical discharge, honorable discharge, etc.Veteran’s spouses and their dependent
children are also eligible for most burial benefits.
Available at no cost to the family,
veterans burial benefits include a gravesite in any of the 155
opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a headstone/grave marker, and
Memorial Certificate.A veteran is also entitled to an honor guard
consisting of service members (retired or active duty) that fold and present
the flag, play taps, and occasionally perform a gun salute.These benefits apply to traditional casket
burials as well as cremation burials.A
veteran who chooses to be buried in a private cemetery rather than a national cemetery
is also entitled to these benefits; however, the veteran must purchase the gravesite
and pay for the opening and closing fees at the cemetery out-of-pocket.The veteran or the veteran’s family is then
reimbursed through a burial allowance to help offset the charges.
Although veterans burial benefits do
cover burial/cemetery expenses, they do not cover funeral home expenses.It is the family’s responsibility to pay for any
and all funeral home-incurred expenses, such as professional service fees,
caskets, death certificates, obituaries, flowers, etc.
If you have questions regarding your eligibility, or the eligibility of a family member, please call us at (435) 986-2085, send us an email utilizing our contact form, or visit us at 1316 S. 400 E., St. George, UT, (435) 986-2085.