Veteran's Services

We truly believe that the men and women who answered our nation’s call embody the ideals Americans hold so dear. Because they have proven their devotion to their fellow citizens and to a grateful nation, we all owe them the same respect and devotion in return.

Why Do More Families Trust Us to Care for their Veteran?

We are known for our compassionate, caring and thoroughly professional staff, and have years of experience in planning military services. Whether your family chooses cremation or burial, we will be proud to take care of all the details involved.

We are Proud to Honor Those Who Served

Without a doubt, our professional staff feels pride when we are able to care for a veteran and their family. It is our way of expressing gratitude for their service to the country.

We are committed to taking care of all the details involved in providing the veteran in your life with deeply meaningful and honoring ceremonies.

Veterans Benefits

The following benefits are available to an honorably discharged U.S. Veteran: A burial allowance of up to $300 will be paid to the funeral home if the veteran was receiving V.A. compensation, pension or was properly hospitalized by the Veteran's Administration.

A cemetery space in a federally operated cemetery.

A $150 burial plot allowance is payable if the deceased veteran was discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, in receipt of compensation or pension at the time of death, was properly hospitalized by the V.A. or was buried in a state cemetery if the plot has not been paid for. If the plot has been paid for, the allowance will be paid to the funeral home.

  • A flag for the funeral services.
  • A government grave marker where there is no family marker.
  • Transportation costs, if the veteran died in a V.A. facility.
  • A burial allowance of up to $1500.00 when death was due to a service-connected disability.
  • Under some circumstances, there are survivors' benefits for spouses and minor children.

Who is Eligible?

In short, the veteran must have been honorably discharged. A more detailed list of those service men and women who may apply for, and receive veterans' burial benefits, with full military honors if they choose would include:

  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, or that of a family member, call us at (919) 571-3300. If you have any questions about your eligibility or that of a family member, contact the staff of one of our locations or send us an email using our contact form.


Flag Retirement Program

Flag Retirement Program

Every American Veteran deserves to be shown Honor and Respect for the time given by them to this Great Nation. In an effort to show such to our deceased veterans, whose final disposition includes cremation, and to assist with a  proper respectful disposal of tattered American flags that are no longer displayable, we implemented a flag retirement program. It is our desire that the Cremation Casket of every United States Veteran we assist, honorably be draped with one of these well served-retired United States Flags. Please consider donating your tattered flag to our cause.

Flags that are no longer suitable for display may be brought to our office,

2205 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

To learn more about Veteran Benefits, please visit
cem.va.gov