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    Military Funeral Honors
    Military Funeral Honors are available for an eligible veteran, free of charge, if requested by the family.
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    Burial Allowance
    VA burial allowances are partial reimbursements of an eligible veteran's burial and funeral costs.
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    Headstones and Markers
    The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world.
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    Burial Flags
    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.
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    Arlington National Cemetery
    Since 1864, Arlington National Cemetery has served as the nation's military cemetery honoring those who served.
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    National Cemeteries
    Just what does burial in a National Cemetery involve?
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    Presidential Memorial Certificates
    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
    Are you eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery? Find out here.
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    Burial at Sea: A Time-Honored Tradition
    For many Sailors and Marines, there is no more honored choice for their mortal remains than burial at sea.
  • Finance Issues
    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
    As a servicemember or military family member you should be aware of your memorial benefits before you need them.
  • In this Nov. 11, 2016 photo, a gravestone, left, with the inscription UNKNOWN U.S. SAILOR, is adorned with a flower and a small pumpkin at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
    Burial Preparations
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Though it isn't appealing to consider, as a retired servicemember it's important to know about your mortuary and burial benefits.