Veteran's Benefits

Our funeral home takes great pride in honoring the life of a deceased veteran.  We offer memorable services with Full Military Honors provided by local veterans' organizations, schedule burials in National Cemeteries, and complete the necessary paperwork to claim the benefits awarded to deceased veterans and their families.

Please see the following for more information on the types of veteran's benefits available, how to access veteran's burial data online, flag donations, and the proper flag folding procedures and meanings.

Veteran's Services We Provide (Check List)


Veteran's Burial Data Available Online

Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides a great resource of information including – services, forms, news, special events, special programs and more.

National Cemetery Administration
The Nationwide Gravesite Locator has records for some state Veterans’ cemeteries and burials in Arlington National Cemetery since 1999.

The graveside navigator includes Veterans’ names, dates of birth and death, military service dates, service branch and rank (if known), cemetery information, and grave location in the cemetery. 

Veterans Affairs has withheld some information from the site, such as next of kin, for privacy purposes. The site is updated daily. 

American Battle Monuments Commission
Explore the information and databases available on this web site, and to visit the cemeteries and memorials.


Arlington National Cemetery
ANC provides information to the veterans and their dependents or personal representatives to determine burial eligibity. Every week they provide you with a special glimpse of Arlington National Cemetery photos, current news and helpful updates about the cemetery.

Illinois Veteran Resources
Burial of Indigent Veterans, Illinois Association of County Veterans Assistance Commissions, Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Illinois National Guard/Military Funeral Honors Program, Military Funeral Honors and  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs/Burial and Memorial Benefits.

Burial Flag Donations 

Burial Flags can be donated to many of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ national cemeteries.  The donations create an “Avenue of Flags” during patriotic holidays and special events that provide a unique visible tribute to all of our Nation’s veterans.

A Certificate of Appreciation is presented to the donor for providing their loved ones burial flag to a national cemetery.

For information on how to donate a veteran's burial flag, please visit http://www.cem.va.gov for a list of National Cemeteries or by asking your Funeral Director for assistance.

Flag Folding Procedures and Explanations 

Veteran Support Organizations

Wounded Warrior Project
A veterans charity organization dedicated to raising awareness and enlists the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.  They also help injured service members aid and assist each other and provide unique and direct programs and services to meet the needs of these service members.