Veterans Benefits

Honoring The Lives of Those Who Serve

We are proud to be able to offer our services for your
loved ones who have served our country. A Veterans Service is specifically designed to honor and pay respect to those who have put their country first; it is our honor to help you acknowledge the debt and gratitude we feel for our servicemen and women.

Who is eligible?

A Veteran is anyone who has been on active duty, is a retired service member, a member of the National Guard or the reserve, and who has not been dishonorably discharged.

Certain family members of the Veteran, such as his or her spouse and dependent  hildren, are also entitled to free grave space, a cemetery marker, or burial vault space at any National Cemetery, alongside the Veteran. National Cemeteries are owned by the American people and are for the exclusive use of Veterans.

Burial allowances

A Veterans Administration Burial Allowance is a flatrate monetary benefit for eligible Veterans. The amount of allowance is dependent upon such factors as:

  • Whether the Veteran’s death was service-related
  • Non-service-related death
  • When the death occurred


To find out if you are eligible for Burial Benefit, you will need to complete VA Form 21P-530 Application for Burial Benefit.

The VA can provide headstones, markers, and
medallions to any unmarked grave of an eligible Veteran in any cemetery, anywhere in the world, regardless of the date of the death.

If a National Cemetery, state Veterans’ Cemetery, or Military Post/Base Cemetery is chosen, then a headstone or marker will be organized by the cemetery officials, based on inscription information provided by the Veteran’s next of kin or authorized representative.

Military honors

The Department of Defense is responsible for providing Military Funeral Honors. Every eligible Veteran is entitled to Military Honors, by law. This includes the folding and presenting of the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines the service as “consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the Veteran’s parent service of the armed forces:’

Burial benefits

Benefits that are available include a gravesite at any one of the 135 National Cemeteries, with available space, the opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care of the burial site, a government headstone or marker, burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all of which are provided at no cost to the family. Whether you opt for a burial or cremation, your loved one will still receive the same Military Honors.


A United States flag is provided by the VA, at no cost, to be draped on the casket or urn of the deceased Veteran. It is used as a mark of respect to honor the service that the Veteran gave to the country. After the service, the burial flag is generally presented to the next of kjn. An application using from VA Form 27-2008 is required.

Presidential memorial certificate

Signed by the current President, the Presidential Memorial Certificate is an engraved paper certificate to honor the memory of deceased Veterans who are eligible for burial in a National Cemetery. Applications can be made using VA Form 40-0247. Here at Lindquist Mortuaries/Cemeteries, we would be honored to help you commemorate your Veteran by providing him or her with a Veterans Service. We willbeonhand to guideyouthroughanyapplications that need to be made to ensure they receive the honor they deserve.