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Honoring Veterans

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 we promise to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

Honoring Those Who Served

Our duty is to give back to those whose sacrifices have defined our great nation. 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.



Traditional Elements & Honors

Standard honor military funerals can include at no cost:

  • Flag Presentation Service by active duty service members from the branch of service in which the deceased served.
  • Veteran Service Organization Assistance; The local VFW and American Legion members can be present with a firing detail.
  • The US flag draped over the casket or folded for cremation services, and given to the next-of-kin following the service.
  • The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or an audio recording


The Veterans Administration does not cover the entire cost of funeral services. Some of the service they provide at no or little cost are listed below.



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. Contact us for assistance in applying for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and we would be happy to guide you through the process.
  • Headstones or Markers. The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military 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 will 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 and grave box or opening and closing of cremation niche, and perpetual care. Space for burial of a spouse or dependent child can be reserved with the veteran.
  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.

 

New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery

On July 1, 1997, the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was established, funded jointly by the state and federal governments. It was established on 104 acres of land previously used as a state forest in the town of Boscawen, located minutes north of Concord.

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery became the first state cemetery east of the Mississippi River to allow interment of non-resident veterans. The State of New Hampshire is proud and honored to provide this dignified resting place for all veterans and their eligible dependents.

The facility has a beautiful chapel on the premises for us for committal services. It also can accommodate casketed burial, cremation in ground burial, and cremation niche’s. Eligible veterans are interred at no cost. The interment cost for spouses, regardless of casketed burial or cremation burial, is currently $350.

All veterans are encouraged to apply, the cemetery will determine your eligibility.

You are encouraged to pre-apply for interment at the Veterans Cemetery. The application process is simple and saves surviving family members the hardship of finding required documents prior to interment. Without an application, interment may have to be delayed until substantial proof is submitted. The veteran submitting an application will receive an eligibility certificate, which also may include eligibility for their spouse or dependents. Copies of the eligibility certificate should also be kept on file at your funeral home of choice.

You can download the Eligibility Certificate by clicking here.

We are fortunate to have a close working relationship with the staff at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.

We encourage you to visit www.nhsvc.com for additional information. Below is a video documentary that is very informative.

 



Additional Resources

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

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. Click on Veteran Services and look underneath the Burials & Memorials heading.
  • Veterans' Funeral and Burial Benefits. Helpful information from Funeral Consumers Alliance.
  • Honoring Those Who Served. An explanation of the various types of honors available for military funerals
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 / Text 838255 / veteranscrisisline.net



Bryant Funeral Homes & Crematory

Funeral Home Office Hours:

Our personnel are available 24 hours a day to assist families who have experienced a death. Due to the nature of our business, our availability varies. Generally, our office is staffed
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Evenings, Saturdays and Sundays by appointment

Please CONTACT US at any time with questions, comments, or inquiries. We will respond as soon as possible.


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