Know About Your Veterans Benefits
At A Sacred Moment, we always ask if your loved one served in the military. That’s because we honor your loved one’s service to our country and want to make sure your family knows about veteran’s benefits. Our nation provides free, dedicated burial places for veterans that may save you from the rising cost of burial in a commercial cemetery.
First of all, if your loved one was an honorably discharged veteran, you are entitled to receive an American flag honoring their service to our country. Just provide us with a copy of their military discharge paper (DD-214) and we’ll complete the necessary forms and obtain the flag for you.
More importantly, burial benefits include a free gravesite in any of the 131 national military cemeteries with available space. (We are fortunate for our proximity to the beautiful, pastoral Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. Benefits also include opening and closing of the grave, a vault or liner, perpetual care, a headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, all at no cost to your family.
Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.
For spouses and dependents, free benefits include burial with the veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents’ names and dates of birth and death inscribed on the veteran's headstone. Eligible spouses and dependents can receive these benefits even when they pre-decease the veteran.
For more information on our local national cemetery, Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. You can visit their website or call at 425-413-9614425-413-9614.
For more information on your particular benefits, contact the National Veterans Administration at toll-free 1-800-827-10001-800-827-1000.
And courtesy of Millstream Video Productions, you can experience our local Tahoma National Cemetery, complete with a ceremony for one veteran. This beautiful video captures the essence of a committal service at Tahoma, with the honor and color guard present to honor this veteran.
Veteran's Tahoma Committal Service