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Sarah Rogers
B: 1935-12-13
D: 2017-07-26
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Rogers, Sarah
Lewis Payne
B: 1938-08-09
D: 2017-07-20
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Payne, Lewis
Samuel Grimes
B: 1935-12-19
D: 2017-07-17
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Grimes, Samuel
Robert Carothers
B: 1929-10-31
D: 2017-07-15
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Carothers, Robert
Frank Laumann
B: 1943-09-24
D: 2017-07-14
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Laumann, Frank
Thomas Conard
B: 1945-05-15
D: 2017-07-12
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Conard, Thomas
Michael Daniel
B: 1985-08-13
D: 2017-07-10
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Daniel, Michael
Brett Connoley
B: 1982-06-01
D: 2017-07-10
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Connoley, Brett
George Kinyon
B: 1952-09-22
D: 2017-07-09
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Kinyon, George
Carroll Brown
B: 1941-05-02
D: 2017-07-06
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Brown, Carroll
Larry Ivey
B: 1953-02-05
D: 2017-07-03
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Ivey, Larry
Doris Horton
B: 1927-10-14
D: 2017-06-30
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Horton, Doris
Ronald Dinges
B: 1951-11-18
D: 2017-06-30
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Dinges, Ronald
Cyrus Moazed
B: 1934-08-17
D: 2017-06-28
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Moazed, Cyrus
Powell Carter
B: 1931-06-03
D: 2017-06-28
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Carter, Powell
Dorothy Grace
B: 1938-10-18
D: 2017-06-25
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Grace, Dorothy
Joan Freeman
B: 1931-04-03
D: 2017-06-23
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Freeman, Joan
Maria Tishue
B: 1947-07-05
D: 2017-06-16
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Tishue, Maria
Wanda Henson
B: 1956-08-13
D: 2017-06-16
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Henson, Wanda
Lanita Dutcher
B: 2017-06-16
D: 2017-06-16
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Dutcher, Lanita
Cynthia Heilman
B: 1961-01-16
D: 2017-06-14
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Heilman, Cynthia

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Veteran Cremation Services

veteran funeral ceremonyYou'll no doubt agree with us: we all owe a debt of gratitude to our nation's veterans. And because we feel so strongly, each of us has made a commitment to provide the highest levels of professional and personal attention in our veterans cremation services. Our pledge to veterans and the families who love them is a simple one: when you come to us, you will receive nothing less than the finest in veterans' services. We invite you to read on to learn more about our services for veterans and their families; send an email using the form on our Contact Us page, or simply call us, at (301) 739-5498.

Our Services for Veterans

What differentiates our vetreans services from those of other cremation providers? Affordability aside, it's our experience and expertise in dealing with the three facets of veteran's burial and cremation care:

  1. Thorough and timely completion of documents related to obtaining military and social security death and burial benefits, in addition to the completion of the death certificate and all required permits related to cremation and transportation of the deceased.

    ⇒ Does anyone really like dealing with government paperwork? Ferreting out important information, completing required forms, checking boxes; adding dates and signatures–it can all be a real hassle. And when you're grieving the recent passing of a loved one, a "hassle" is the last thing you want or need. That's one reason why we include the completion of all paperwork required to apply for death-related veterans' benefits in our cremation services for veterans. When you turn to us, you'll gain the advantage of our years of experience in securing death and burial benefits for the honorably discharged veteran in your life.
     
  2. Private cremation performed by certified crematory operators in a process governed by proven identification and verification measures.

    ⇒ In short, our crematory standards not only exceed state cremation requirements; they surpass those set in place by other cremation providers. These exemplary standards form the foundation of all our crematory operational processes, each of which ensures your loved one will be cared for in a respectful, dignified manner, by highly-trained cremation professionals. Ask about the extra steps we take during the cremation process to ensure your peace-of-mind: call us at (301) 739-5498.
     
  3. Coordination with federal and local veterans' organizations for the performance of military honors at the veteran funeral ceremony, memorial service, or at the time of committal in the cemetery of your choice. 

    ⇒ It's not enough to file all the required paperwork to obtain military benefits and honors; arrangements must be made (some with federal agencies and some with local veterans' groups) for full military honors in the setting of your choice. And should you wish it, we will make all arrangements for a military service and burial of your veteran's ashes within the grounds of a state or national veterans' cemetery.

What Veterans Burial Benefits are You Entitled To?

It's understandable; there's some confusion about what death and burial benefits an honorably-discharged veteran is entitled to receive.

Under existing guidelines, the Veterans Administration will pay for any burial or funeral expenses on a reimbursement basis. While the U.S. Veterans Administration does not directly pay for cremation services for veterans; it is possible to obtain anywhere from $300.00 to $2,000 to cover burial expenses.

For those desiring a veterans burial with their cremated remains in a national cemetery; benefits include:

  • A grave site 
  • The opening and closing of the grave 
  • A headstone or marker
  • Burial flag
  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate

(However, if burial in a private cemetery is preferred, benefits can include headstone or grave marker–or a decorative medallion for an existing headstone or marker, a burial flag, and the memorial certificate.)

For those honorably-discharged U.S. veterans desiring the burial of their cremated remains in a national cemetery; benefits include:

  • A gravesite 
  • The opening and closing of the grave
  • A headstone or marker
  • Burial flag
  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate

(However, if burial in a private cemetery is preferred, benefits may only include the Government headstone, marker or medallion, a burial flag, and the memorial certificate. Learn the specifics related to VA burial benefits by calling us at (301) 739-5498.)

Of course, we'll take care of all the benefit application details; but if you'd rather apply for death and burial benefits privately, you should know you can apply online using the Veterans Administration eBenefits website

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Canadian veterans and their families looking for information on death and burial benefits available to generally-discharged Canadian service men and women should visit Veterans Affairs Canada and/or Last Post.

Want to Learn More about Our Veteran Cremation Services?

The exemplary cremation services for veterans we provide area residents are a reflection of our keen sense of obligation to serve as they have served their nation; in truth, we believe it is our appointed duty. Not only that, it is our privilege. If you are looking for more information about military sea burial, we have provided some important information for you. Call us today at (301) 739-5498 to learn more about our veterans' services.