Burial Benefits for Veterans
Cash Burial Benefits for Veterans
Benefits for Veterans Who Die at a Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital
Gets $700 burial or cremation allowance.
Gets $700 plot allowance if they don't use a National Veterans Cemetery.
Gets transportation from VA hospital (our charges reimbursed).
Gets transportation to place of interment or services (our charges reimbursed).
Benefits for veterans who die outside a VA Hospital
You are receiving a VA service connected disability pension.
VA service connected disability pension. Gets $300 burial/cremation allowance.
Gets $300 plot allowance if they don't use a National Cemetery.
If your disability is service connected, transportation will be paid only if buried in a National Veterans Cemetery.
VA assistance or support pension.
VA support pension. Gets $700 burial/cremation allowance.
Gets $700 plot allowance if they don't use a National Cemetery.
No transport money is allowed, ever.
100% service connected veteran.
Must have died from service connection. If so, up to $2,000 is reimbursed to family for funeral/cremation costs.
Benefits for all Veterans and Spouses
All Vets and their spouses with honorable discharge and with one day of active duty are entitled to free cemetery property, headstone, Opening & Closing, and perpetual care at any National Cemetery.
Honorably discharged veteran serving any length of time before 9/7/80.
Veterans entering service after this time must serve 24 months of continuous active duty or for the full time for which the person was called to active duty.
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
Brown's Memorial have servered veteran families for years and are preparded to assist any questions that arise with planning a service.
To help families prepare themselves, we have put together an Information Guide to help with cemetery information and frequently asked questions, maps, service structure, embalm and markers and worksheets.
Should you have any additional questions on ceremonies at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, please contact us 972-254-4242.
A Flags Last Honor
- Veteran Flag Program -
• Honor a veteran when cremation is chosen
• Allow a proud, worn, tired flag to serve on last honor
• Retire a flag properly as it should be done
If you have a flag that has performed its duty well but has come to the end of its time for being displayed, we will honored to take it off your hands. All flags must be disposed of properally and we beleive it can serve one last duty.
We will patriotically drape the flag over a veteran when cremated in a way to pay our tribute and thanks to both Veteran and Old Glory. Our saff is honored to perform this duty, without charge to the flag donor or the veteran's family.
Flag Drop off is at out office during business hours - Monday through Friday.
Wreaths Across America
Each Year on the Second Monday in December at Eleven O’clock in the morning a wreath laying ceremony will be held on the steps of the Texas State Capital Building in Austin, while similar ceremonies occur at all of the other forty-nine Capitol Buildings across our country.
On the following Saturday (3rd Saturday in December), the national Wreaths Across America event will occur to honor veterans at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving while similar ceremonies occur at Arlington National Cemetery and over 1,100 other participating locations nationwide – a solemn tribute to those who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Wreaths Across America story began in 1992 when the Worcester Wreath Company from Harrington, Maine initiated a tradition of donating and placing wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Worcester Wreath Company continues to be a major supporter of the project donating over 25,000 total wreaths each year. Over 100,000 wreaths will be sponsored by individuals, businesses and groups from communities nation-wide. Wreaths will be placed in all 50 states, at several locations in Iraq, and at 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.
Oak Grove Memorial Gardens began working with the Wreaths Across America project in 2010 with over 300 wreaths donated that first year and placed on the graves of veterans buried throughout the cemetery. This year the ceremony will be held simultaneously with all of the cemeteries at 11:00 AM Central Time. After the ceremony some 2000+ (…please help us make this number MUCH higher) plus wreaths, all donated from individuals and local businesses, will be placed on the graves of the veterans throughout Irving cemeteries.
Honoring Veterans is important. Thus, we are proud to be in partnership of this program to you and all of the families of veterans that our staff had the honor of serving this past year. In the event you would wish to participate by either purchasing a wreath(s); or attend the ceremony in a volunteer capacity, please contact Gary Lee Westerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-254-4242.
We hope you consider participating in this community wide event of remembrance all with the Staff of Brown’s Memorial.
If you are looking for a DFW veterans cemetery, we have provided a list for you. Our staff at Brown's Memorial can assist and help you with burial benefits for veterans. Please contact us at 972-254-4242.