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    Military Funeral Honors
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    Military Funeral Honors are available for an eligible veteran, free of charge, if requested by the family.
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    Burial Allowance
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    VA burial allowances are partial reimbursements of an eligible veteran's burial and funeral costs.
  •   The grave of William Arthur Smith Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
    Headstones and Markers
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    The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world.
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    Burial Flags
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    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.
  • Arlington National Cemetery wreath laying.
    Arlington National Cemetery
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    Since 1864, Arlington National Cemetery has served as the nation's military cemetery honoring those who served.
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    National Cemeteries
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    Just what does burial in a National Cemetery involve?
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    Presidential Memorial Certificates
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    The Presidential Memorial Certificate expresses the nation's grateful recognition of a veteran's service.
  •   The grave of William Arthur Smith Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
    VA National Cemetery Burial Eligibility
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    Are you eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery? Find out here.
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    Burial at Sea: A Time-Honored Tradition
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    For many Sailors and Marines, there is no more honored choice for their mortal remains than burial at sea.
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    The following information is presented to assist you in planning for, or dealing with, one of life's most unpleasant times.
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    Military Memorial and Burial Benefits Explained
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    As a servicemember or military family member you should be aware of your memorial benefits before you need them.
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    Burial Preparations
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    Burial preparation is a sensitive subject, but you should be aware of your burial benefits before you need them.
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    Military Retiree Burial Benefits
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    While it's not appealing to consider, as a retired servicemember it's important to know about your mortuary and burial benefits.
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    Memorial Plots
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    For a veteran whose remains aren't available for burial VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery.
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Honor Guard members Len Werner, left, and Jared Lacovara stand during a burial service at the West Point Cemetery on Friday, March 22, 2013, in West Point, N.Y.
    State Veteran Cemeteries
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    Many states have state veterans cemeteries. Find out about the locations and eligibility requirements for your state.
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    Military Retiree Casualty DOs and DON'Ts
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    Help avoid delays in assistance and the unpleasant issues that may arise when dealing with the loss of a loved one.
  • Retired Col. Susan Myers, right, stands with her daughter Amelia Greene and salutes as the casket of her husband, Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, is carried by an honor guard during a burial service at, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Retiree Burial Benefits
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    Though it isn't appealing to consider, as a retired servicemember it's important to know about your mortuary and burial benefits.
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