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Veteran Memorial Benefits
As a retired servicemember it's important to know about your mortuary and burial benefits.
VA provides an American flag for services, and a flag to be given to the next of kin or a close associate of the deceased.
It's not something we like to think about, but it's a benefit you earned.
Active duty members, Selected Reserve, and honorably discharged veterans qualify for military honors at their funeral.
Military Funeral Honors are available for an eligible veteran, free of charge, if requested by the family.
The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world.
Burial preparation is a sensitive subject, but you should be aware of your burial benefits before you need them.
Help avoid delays in assistance and the unpleasant issues that may arise when dealing with the loss of a loved one.
The ceremonies serve as a solemn reminder of the holiday.