Miller-Jones, we understand the tremendous sacrifice our veterans and their
families have made in their lifetimes and are deeply honored to assist with
laying a loved one who served to rest. We’ll always be indebted to our military
members, and we take pride in making sure they’re never forgotten. One of the
best ways to memorialize and celebrate a life well-lived is through
takes much of the emotional and financial burdens of making funeral
arrangements off the family. When a loved one dies, grief can make it very hard
for a family to make a long list of funeral decisions. Having a plan in place
can make a difficult time a little easier while protecting yourself and your
loved ones from tough decisions and rising funeral costs. This month, we’ll
cover some benefits preplanning has for military members:
your benefits as a veteran. Veterans are entitled to certain benefits
related to burial and cremation services and we work diligently to help secure
them.Veterans who were honorably
discharged and served active duty are eligible to be buried in one of the
national cemeteries across the country. Specifically, the VA covers the cost of
the cemetery plot, marker, vault, and the opening/closing of the grave for the
veteran, their spouse, and any dependent children.
veterans are eligible to receive a flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate
signed by the President of the United States. Having these items arranged in
advance removes the guesswork from families who have recently lost their loved
one and aren’t sure where to start. Securing paperwork and subsequent benefits
can be an added strain on a bereaved family.
your wishes are known and carried out. Preplanning involves letting your
funeral director and family know how you wish to be honored, down to every
detail. It ensures your wishes are carried out and the decision-making process
isn’t placed on a grieving family who might be unsure of what items their loved
one would want to be incorporated into their service.
the details of a traditional funeral with military honors needs to be decided
upon. Preplanning also ensures that you will be cremated or buried per your
preference, and your remains laid to rest exactly where and how you want.
Planning ahead of time also allows you to add the personal touches you want to
make your final goodbye reflect your personality.
eases financial burdens. It’s commonly misunderstood that the VA pays for
all funeral or cremation costs. The VA doesn’t directly pay for items or
services relating to a casket, embalming, cremation, a viewing, flowers,
obituaries, or transportation of the remains and the family. These costs
typically fall on the family. With preplanning, you ensure those costs are
already taken care of while protecting families from inflated costs in the
eases the burden on a grieving family. When a loved one passes, a family
goes through many overwhelming emotions in addition to grief, and it can be
difficult to make funeral decisions at a moment’s notice. When a veteran
takes the time to prearrange their funeral, not only are all of the services
planned and paid for, but all of the information needed to secure their
benefits are addressed as well. This allows families the opportunity to honor,
reflect, and celebrate their veteran without the looming weight of planning
both the funeral arrangements and veteran services.
dedicate their lives to serving our country and protecting our freedoms. At
Miller-Jones, we help provide our brave men and women who have selflessly
sacrificed so much – and their families – a proper and distinguished send-off
as honorable as they lived. Throughout the preplanning process, we’ll work with
you every step of the way and ensure your wishes and benefits are carried out.