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Veteran Services

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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?

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.

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.

Veterans Burial Plan:

  • 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
  • Embalming, Cosmetic and Dressing of Decedent
  • Placement of Decedent in Casket
  • 1-hour Calling prior to funeral service
  • Funeral Services and Funeral Home or Church
  • Military Honors, Flag for Casket, Flag case, Veterans Paperwork for benefits and grave marker, Presidential Citation
  • Transfer to Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon, Massachusetts
          *Additional Fees: Clergy Fee


Veterans Cremation Plan:

    • 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
    • Embalming, Cosmetic and Dressing of Decedent
    • Placement of Decedent in Casket
    • 1-hour Calling prior to funeral service
    • Funeral Services and Funeral Home or Church
    • Military Honors, Flag for Casket, Flag case, Veterans Paperwork for benefits and grave marker, Presidential Citation
    • Transfer to Crematory, Cremation Fee and Medical Examiner's Fee
    • Transfer to Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon, Massachusetts

    • *Additional Fees: Clergy Fee
    ** 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.
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