Honoring Those Who Have Served
Our goal is to proudly serve military veterans and their families who have spent their lives serving our country. The family of an honorably discharged veteran may be entitled to a number of benefits. Let us assist you in acquiring, completing, and submitting many of the required forms and documents necessary to obtain your burial benefits.
Below you will find more information on military benefits and honors.
Burial and cemetery benefits are available for eligible veterans in recognition of their service and dedication to our country.
These benefits include a military funeral honors ceremony at a funeral or memorial service, a U.S. burial flag, burial at a national veteran’s cemetery or a monetary benefit towards burial at a private cemetery, and a veteran’s cemetery marker.
Our staff will work with the Veterans Administration to assist you in obtaining these benefits. If you would like more information, please click on the links below.
Military Funeral Honors
Eligible veterans are entitled to a military funeral honors ceremony at their funeral or memorial service. The ceremony serves as a final tribute and “thank you” from a grateful nation for the veteran’s service.
The military funeral honors ceremony is conducted by two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one member of the veteran’s branch of service. The service includes folding and presenting the United States burial flag to a surviving family member and the playing of Taps.
Our staff will assist you with arranging this special ceremony through a local veterans’ organization.
Cemetery Markers & Monuments
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a government headstone or marker for any eligible veteran at no cost. The style of marker selected must meet with the approval of the cemetery in which it is placed. Our staff will assist the family with ordering the marker and placing it in the cemetery of their choice.
All honorably discharged veterans are eligible for a United States burial flag provided at no cost by the Veterans Administration for their funeral or cremation services.
The flag will drape the casket or accompany the cremation urn. It is generally given to the next of kin at the conclusion of the funeral service.
Presidential Memorial Certificate
The family of an honorably discharged veteran may receive a special Presidential Memorial Certificate in honor of their loved one’s service. The engraved certificate is signed by the current president to honor the service and memory of the veteran. A certificate can be ordered for each family member. Our staff will work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to obtain the certificates.
Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery
240 North Tuckahoe Road
Williamstown, NJ 08094
The Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery is located in Williamstown (Monroe Township). The site is in the county, between Williamstown and Clayton. It is bounded to the north by Clayton Road, to the east by Tuckahoe Road, and to the south by Franklinville-Williamstown Road.
The Department of Veterans Affairs
Standard guidelines for benefits eligibility are provided by the Veterans Administration (VA), but only the VA can rule on the exact benefits to be awarded to each veteran. The VA can be contacted by phone, through their website, or via Facebook and Twitter.
For questions about burial benefits, please call the VA at 1-800-827-1000.
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We are proud to be a part of the Veterans & Family Memorial Care funeral home provider network, providing the best in care for those who served – and for those who love them. Veterans & Family Memorial Care Providers are experts in arranging, directing and coordinating all the details surrounding the death of a veteran or veteran’s family member.
The VA DOES NOT provide or pay for funeral or cremation arrangements or provide transportation or military honors.
Free burial for veterans is available at all VA national cemeteries to any deceased veteran of wartime or peacetime service (other than training) who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Members of the U.S Reserve and Army and Air National Guard who die while performing, or as a result of performing, active duty for training may also be eligible. FREE BURIAL is also available to an eligible veterans’ spouse, minor child(ren) and, under certain conditions, to unmarried adult children.