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Honoring Veterans

We're proud to do our part in honoring our country's veterans. Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

Depending on their rank military funeral honors may include:

  • The US flag draped over the casket
  • The playing of Taps with flag presentation                     
  • Three-volley rifle salute

 

Other Veteran Benefits

In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:

  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate. This is a certificate expressing the nation's recognition of the veteran's service. The veteran's name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the president. Certificates are issued in the name of honorably discharged, deceased veterans. 

  • Headstones or Markers. The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of eligible veterans and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or many conventional cemeteries.

  • Memorial Plots. If an eligible veteran's remains are not available for burial, the VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you wish to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA  may provide the headstone or marker but not the plot itself.

  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery. This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, a grave liner, and perpetual care.

  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.

 

Additional Resources

Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:

 



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Shaughnessey-Banks Funeral Home
Phone: (203) 255-1031
50 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 


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