When a person who has served in the military passes away, they are often entitled to specific services and benefits. Anyone who has served the country deserves an amazing funeral or cremation. Not everyone understands that it’s possible to have a veteran’s memorial with cremation services in Schiller Park, IL. Here are some tips to make sure the service you choose amazing.
Some soldiers qualify for funeral benefits that are paid for by the government. Different military members receive different benefits, so it is important to find out which ones your loved one qualifies for. You can contact your local veteran’s affairs office for this information. Even if your loved one is cremated, many of these benefits may still apply and can help make the services more affordable for your family.
Anyone who has served in the military, regardless of the branch or the length of time they served, can receive a burial flag. Again, you can make arrangements to receive a burial flag for your cremation services with the veteran’s affairs office near you. We can also contact them to make these arrangements for you if you choose. The burial flag is presented to the family and is allowed to be taken home and kept somewhere safe in memory of your loved one.
Photos are a great way to show off the accomplishments of a veteran. You can find photos of the time they spend in the military. If they receive any awards or medals, you may want to display them with the photos. You can even use photos and other items that belonged to the deceased to create a memory table that is used to display the cremation urn as well.
Whether you decide to bury your loved one after a cremation or spread the ashes, you can still make arrangements for a military service. Members of the branch of the military where the deceased served will attend the funeral and deliver these services. This is all optional, but it is very common for veterans to have these services as the last sign of respect and appreciation for their services.
If you are planning a military service and consider cremation services in Schiller Park, IL, the Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium can help you plan the arrangements. A lot goes into a military funeral, but if your loved one served in the military, they deserve a military funeral. We won’t just tell you what types of military service are available; we will arrange them for you. We will also work with you to plan out other details and aspects of the funeral to ensure it meets your needs and the needs of your family. To learn more about our cremation services, stop by our funeral home at 9568 Belmont Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131. You can also call us at (847) 678-1950 for more information. We are here to help you plan any type of funeral and give your veteran loved one the service they deserve.