The cremation process for a veteran can be confusing. You may have a host of questions, during this time, including:
- What benefits does the VA provide for veterans’ cremations?
- How do you arrange a veteran’s honors, such as the flag and the Presidential Memorial Certificate?
- What are the logistics for interment in a National Cemetery?
At Smart Cremation, we have extensive experience with helping families navigate the entire veteran burial process. Our goal is to make the veteran’s cremation as simple and seamless as possible for you and your family. Your loved one may be eligible for a host of veteran benefits that can help to reduce their final arrangement costs. For more information about our affordable cremation options, click here.
Through the Veterans Administration (VA), veterans may be eligible to receive the following cremation benefits:
- Presidential Memorial Certificates
- $300 towards cremation services
- Free granite, marble or bronze headstone or cemetery marker
If you’re arranging cremation for a veteran, we will go the extra mile to explain every step to you and provide you a Free Veteran’s Cremation Kit that explains your VA rights and benefits. We are happy to meet with you and answer any questions you have about veteran’s cremation before you make the arrangements.
All of the arrangements are handled by our professional Smart Cremation staff. We will work directly with the National Cemetery Scheduling Office to arrange the service, location, date, time, honors, inscription, and Presidential Certificate. We will also obtain the flag for presentation, so every detail for your loved one’s service is planned. Additionally, we secure the proper disposition permit and have your loved one’s urn delivered to the National Cemetery, personally by our staff – all at no charge to you.
We Care about Veterans
The marginalization of our veterans is a serious problem in our society – but not at Smart Cremation. With a former Marine Colonel leading a division at Smart Cremation, we have first-hand experience with what it’s like to serve our country – and we respect and honor every individual who has served. When you work with Smart Cremation to plan your veteran’s cremation, you’re not “just another cremation.” We care about the people who have served our country, and we’ll care for your family throughout the veteran’s cremation process. Call Smart Cremation today to discuss your veteran’s cremation arrangements. We’re honored to help the people who have sacrificed so much for our country.
If you have questions about your veteran’s cremation arrangements, feel free to call one of our knowledgeable Smart Family Arrangers at (503) 402-2578.