Proudly serving those who have served
We believe that the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces deserve special consideration. To pay tribute to our fallen heroes, Urban Funeral Home offers comprehensive veterans burial benefits to those eligible.
We handle veteran details for you. We provide all options so you can make an informed decision, in an atmosphere as positive as possible.
Available veteran benefits:
- Inscribed cemetery marker
- U.S. flag
- Gun salute*
- Transportation costs (some or all of the cost)*
*Requires additional eligibility/availability
Who is eligible?
Military members on active duty, Military retirees, members and former members of the Selected Reserve, eligible U.S. veterans of any war, other U.S. veterans who served at least one term of enlistment and separated under conditions other than dishonorable.
How are Social Security and Veterans’ benefits handled?
Our staff will notify both agencies. Social Security pays a lump sum death benefit directly to the spouse. Veterans receive cash benefits based on disability or other requirements.
How do I make advanced arrangements?
Send a copy of your discharge papers (DD214) that we will keep in our permanent files. If you wish, call us and we will handle all details over the phone.
What are veterans honor services?
Retired Honorably Discharged Veterans
Military honors are available to all veterans regardless of rank or location of burial. We will call and request an active duty honor guard from your branch of service. The ceremony will consist of flag folding and presentation to next of kin and the playing of “Taps”.
Who provides the Flag?
The flag is provided by the Veterans Administration at no charge and is secured by the Urban Funeral Home Staff.
What are options for Veteran cemeteries?
All veterans, and their spouses and dependent children, are entitled to free cemetery spaces, grave opening/closing, grave liner and headstone at a VA cemetery. We will work with you to get you available options. Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA is closest to the Urban Funeral Home.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website provides additional resources for all veterans. www.va.gov