Veterans Services

At Wright-Roy, our staff is trained to handle the details of making burial and cremation arrangements for veterans. Did you know that military honors are available to all veterans regardless of rank or location of burial? And, were you aware that the military does not accept payment for these services under any circumstance?

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Establish Eligibility

To establish veteran eligibility you can have us obtain your DD 214 Form which is the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. For veteran's benefits you must have any status other than dishonorable discharge. For information about how to go about receiving this document, go to: www.archives.gov.

Taps

If you are a Veteran with an honorable discharge we can arrange for the military to provide Taps for you at the graveside and for a flag for your family to have. More information on Veteran's flags can be seen at: www.cem.va.gov.

Photo of head stones

Presidential Memorial Certificate

We can also write to the government and obtain a Presidential Memorial Certificate for you and your family. We submit both a death certificate and a copy of your honorable discharge to:

U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs
National Cemetery Administration (403A)
810 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20420

To read more about the Certificate you may go to www.cem.va.gov.

Honor Guards

We are able to arrange for honor guards for Veteran's funerals.

Grave Marker

If you need a Veteran's grave marker for the cemetery you chose to be buried in you can write to:

Memorial Programs Services (403)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20420

More grave marker information can be seen at www.cem.va.gov.

The Veterans' plans are available with DD-214 Honorably Discharged Veterans and their Spouses.

Burial Plans Simple Burial Includes:

  • Basic services of Funeral Director
  • Arrangement Conference
  • Securing necessary permits and signatures
  • Preparation of Death Certificates
  • Removal of Decedent to Funeral Home with in 10 miles
  • Transfer to Cemetery (Local)
  • Includes refrigeration of decedent with no embalming

Basic Burial Includes:

  • Basic services of Funeral Director
  • Arrangement Conference
  • Securing necessary permits and signatures
  • Preparation of Death Certificates
  • Removal of Decedent to Funeral Home with in 10 miles
  • Washing, Disinfecting and Dressing of Decedent
  • Transfer to Cemetery (Local)
  • Additional Fees: Outer Burial Container, All Cemetery Expenses
  • Includes refrigeration of decedent with no embalming

Basic Burial with Memorial Service Includes:

  • Basic services of the Funeral Director and Staff
  • Arrangement Conference
  • Securing necessary permits and signatures
  • Preparation of Death Certificate
  • Removal of Decedent to Funeral Home with in 10 miles
  • Washing, Disinfecting, and Dressing of Decedent
  • Transfer to Cemetery (Local)
  • Refrigeration of Decedent
  • Memorial Service at Church or Funeral Home
  • *Additional Fees: Outer Burial Container, All Cemetery Expenses

Standard Life Celebration Includes:

  • Basic services of Funeral Director
  • Arrangement Conference
  • Securing necessary permits and signatures
  • Preparation of Death Certificates
  • Removal of Decedent to Funeral Home with in 10 miles
  • Embalming, Cosmetic and Dressing of Decedent
  • Placement of Decedent in Casket Selected
  • 2 hours of calling hours
  • Transfer to Cemetery (Local)
  • Additional Fees: Casket, Outer Burial Container, All Cemetery Expenses

Remembrance Life Celebration Includes:

  • Basic services of Funeral Director
  • Arrangement Conference
  • Securing necessary permits and signatures
  • Preparation of Death Certificates
  • Removal of Decedent to Funeral Home with in 10 miles
  • Embalming, Cosmetic and Dressing of Decedent
  • Placement of Decedent in Casket Selected
  • 1 hour calling hour prior to funeral service
  • Funeral Services at Funeral Home or Church
  • Transfer to Cemetery (Local)
  • Additional Fees: Casket, Clergy Fee, Outer Burial Container, All Cemetery Expenses

Comfort Life Celebration Includes:

  • Basic services of Funeral Director
  • Arrangement Conference
  • Securing necessary permits and signatures
  • Preparation of Death Certificates
  • Removal of Decedent to Funeral Home with in 10 miles
  • Embalming, Cosmetic and Dressing of Decedent
  • Placement of Decedent in Casket Selected
  • 3 hours of calling hours 5:00p.m. -8:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to funeral service
  • Funeral Services at Funeral Home or Church
  • Transfer to Cemetery (Local)
  • Additional Fees: Casket, Clergy Fee, Outer Burial Container, All Cemetery Expenses

Tribute Life Celebration Includes:

  • Basic services of Funeral Director
  • Arrangement Conference
  • Securing necessary permits and signatures
  • Preparation of Death Certificates
  • Removal of Decedent to Funeral Home with in 10 miles
  • Embalming, Cosmetic and Dressing of Decedent
  • Placement of Decedent in Casket Selected
  • 4 hours of calling hours 4:00p.m. -8:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to funeral service
  • Limousine, 2 Pall Bearer Cars or Second Limo
  • Funeral Services at Funeral Home or Church
  • Transfer to Cemetery (Local)
  • Additional Fees: Casket, Clergy Fee, Outer Burial Container, All Cemetery Expenses

If a plan is arranged for a spouse of a Veteran a Fee of $300.00 for Earth Burial and a fee of $150.00 for cremation burial applies for a burial at Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon, Massachusetts.