If you are planning the funeral of a veteran, you may be looking for ways to make the funeral extra special and honor the service of the deceased. You may also be wondering what kind of veteran’s benefits are available to help with the expenses of services at funeral homes in Franklin Park, IL. At Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium we can help you plan any type of funeral including services for veterans. Here are some things to consider.
Local Veteran’s Association
If you want veterans or military funeral, our funeral home will work with the local veteran’s association to make it happen. You can also work with them directly if you choose. You will need at least two military members to attend and assist with the ceremony. At least one member of the military should be from the same branch of service as the deceased.
Retrieving a Burial Flag
A burial flag can be obtained for the purpose of a military or veteran’s funeral. The flag is available for no extra cost added to other funeral expenses. A flag folding and presentation ceremony can also be a part of the veteran’s funeral if desired. The flag is given to the next of kin during the ceremony and is meant to honor the deceased and thank them for their service. We can help obtain a flag for your family.
If you believe your loved one is entitled to certain benefits from the military that may help cover the cost of a burial, cremation, or military ceremony, we can help put you in touch with the proper agencies. We can help you obtain a copy of a veteran’s discharge papers, choose the right state or national veterans cemetery, and determine if any funeral costs can be covered by military benefits. We will walk you through the process and make it as simple as possible for your family.
You may choose to incorporate other military aspects into your loved one’s funeral ceremony. We can help you choose flowers, music, and other decor that pays tribute to your loved one’s time in the service. We can also help you prepare a memory display that shows off medals, photos, and other military achievements.
If your loved one served in the military, they are deserving of a veteran’s funeral. While planning such a funeral may seem intimidating, we can help make it easier. We will be by your side through the entire process and can answer any questions you may have along the way. If you are ready to start planning a military funeral at funeral homes in Franklin Park, IL, be sure to stop by the Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium to learn about the services we offer. You can visit us at 9568 Belmont Ave, in Franklin Park, IL 60131. You can also reach us by phone at (847) 678-1950. We are happy to help you plan a military ceremony for your loved one.