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Veteran Services

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We’re proud to honor our country’s veterans, whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation. Our duty is to provide you assistance in arranging honors and procuring benefits earned by your loved one's selfless service.


Standard honor military funerals can include:

  • The US flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service
  • A three-volley salute fired by a rifle party consisting of an odd number of 3-7 service members
  • The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or an audio recording
  • A Final Salute at the gravesite

 

Veteran Benefits


In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you procure certain US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and county benefits:

  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate
    This is a certificate expressing the nation’s recognition of the veteran’s service. The veteran’s name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the president. Certificates are issued in the name of honorably discharged, deceased veterans. Contact us for assistance in applying for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and we would be happy to guide you through the process.

  • 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.

  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery
    This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, a grave box, and perpetual care.  In the Pittsburgh area, we have the honor of working with the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania.

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

Additional Benefits


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