The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs death benefits DO NOT PAY For A Veterans Funeral or Cremation
For veterans funeral benefits and affordable veterans cremation costs--millions of veterans & their families trust the knowledge and experience of their local Veterans Burial & Cremation Society funeral home provider. Their highly acclaimed staff of Professional Remembrance Planners are trained to help guide you and give direction in making the decisions that will meet your needs before, during and after a death. Veterans Burial & Cremation Society funeral home providers are committed to offering a wide selection of burial, cremation & remembrance options and pledge to honor the dignity of the deceased and respect the wishes of every family they serve. Your trust and confidence is essential.
Membership is now open to honorably discharged veterans, their spouses, parents and adult children.
Preplanning your funeral and burial or cremation begins by becoming a Free Member of the Veterans Burial & Cremation Society. It's the first step in easing the burden of decision making for both you and your family. Planning in advance gives you the opportunity to relieve the financial burden from the shoulders of your family while considering alternatives concerning your final arrangements on your own terms.
Funeral planning in advance is a wise and prudent decision that will pay off both emotionally and financially for you and your family. We spend a lifetime planning for the precious moments in our lives: birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and of course, our retirement. But there is one event that we tend not to plan for yet it’s guaranteed to happen...our funeral. Putting a plan in place is a gift that saves your family money.
Traditional Burial or Mausoleum
If your choice is ground burial or mausoleum entombment, the service or gathering usually involves the casket being present. You can choose to have a viewing or a closed casket visitation followed by a funeral service in the funeral chapel or church. Gathering together before the interment or entombment to honor a loved one is the first step and the most essential component in helping hearts to heal. Think of all the things that should be remembered; your work and play, your interests & hobbies, your personality and above all the people that were part of your wonderful life.
Uniquely Personalized Cremation
Choosing cremation means there are countless options for creating a meaningful Remembrance Gathering which can be private for family members or a public reception. You may wish to have a service, ceremony or life celebration at the funeral home, place of worship or other venue before or after cremation. There are many choices when considering the final disposition of the cremated remains. The VBCS funeral home provider network offers a diverse selection of worthy vessels to choose from in many different themes & hobbies, as well as works of art that will be displayed & enjoyed for generations.
Because You've Earned It
Burial in a VA National Cemetery is available for honorably discharged Veterans, their spouses and dependents at no cost to the family and includes the gravesite, grave-liner, opening and closing of the grave, a headstone or marker, and perpetual care as part of a national shrine. The Veteran does not have to die before a spouse or dependent child for them to be eligible. For Veterans, benefits also include a burial flag and military funeral honors. Depending upon the cemetery, burial options may include in-ground casket, or interment of cremated remains in a columbarium, in ground or in a scatter garden.