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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.
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    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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    Military Funerals: Honoring the Honorable
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    Active duty members, Selected Reserve, and honorably discharged veterans qualify for military honors at their funeral.
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    Arlington National Cemetery
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    Since 1864, Arlington National Cemetery has served as the nation's military cemetery honoring those who served.

Burial and Memorial Benefits Overview

Soldiers Plant Flags at Arlington Cemetery
Every Memorial Day the Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) plant a flag in front of each grave marker in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

From burial in Arlington National Cemetery to a Presidential Memorial Certificate, there are several ways our nation honors its deceased veterans. The VA can provide free headstones and even a cash allowance to help with expenses. See our detailed pages on these and other benefits provided when a veteran dies.

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