Honoring Veterans

We're proud to do our part in honoring our country's veterans, and giving back to those whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation. Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes.


Traditional Elements & Honors


We would be honored to help you make arrangements for military honors in which your veteran qualifies.

Honors could include:

  • The playing of Taps
  • Folding and presentation of the U. S. flag
  • Chaplain
  • 21 gun salute

When your veteran does not meet the military criteria, or receive special permission from the base, for one of the above, a local American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars may be able to honor your veteran and support you during this difficult time.

Also there are some motorcycle groups ( i.e. Patriot Guard Riders) that will honor your veteran by providing an escort and/or standing in a flag line during the visitation or service.

 

Other Veteran Benefits

  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate. This is a certificate expressing the nation's recognition of the veteran's service. The veteran's name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the president. Certificates are issued in the name of honorably discharged, deceased veterans. Contact us for assistance in applying for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and we would be happy to guide you through the process.

  • Headstones or Markers. The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries.

  • Memorial Plots. If an eligible veteran's remains are not available for burial, the VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you wish to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA will provide the headstone or marker but not the plot itself.

  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery. This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave,a grave box, and perpetual care. (Kentucky Veteran’s cemeteries will provide  a grave, a headstone, committal shelter for the committal service, opening and closing the grave and a non-protective concrete grave liner, at no charge for an eligible veteran, and currently a $500.00 fee for a spouse or eligible dependent.) 

  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.

 

Additional Resources

Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:

 

Veterans Information

Veterans Administration

Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs
www.veterans.ky.gov

Kentucky Veterans Cemeteries
www.kdva.net/honors.htm

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central
2501 N Dixie Blvd. Radcliff, KY
(270) 351-5115
http://Veterans.ky.gov/cemeteries

U. S. Army Casualty Office
Building 5101
Fort Knox, KY
(502) 624-6051

V. F. W. Post 10281
299 Briggs Lane
Vine Grove, KY 40175
(270) 877-2138

American Legion Hardin Post 113
1251 Ring Road Elizabethtown, KY
(270) 737-9949
www.hardinpost113.com

Service Officer Volunteers
Hardin Post 113
Vine Grove City Hall
299 Briggs Lane
Vine Grove, KY
(270) 877-2138

Radcliff City Hall
411 W Lincoln Trail Blvd.
Radcliff, KY
(270) 351-3666

Vine Grove City Hall
300 W Main Street
Vine Grove, KY
(270) 877-2422

Service Officer Volunteers
Building 4022
Ft. Knox, KY
(502) 624-4103
(502) 624-4121
(502) 624-1671

To Obtain a DD214
Information on obtaining a copy
U. S. National Archives and Records Administration
(866) 272-6272

If discharged in Kentucky
(502) 564-4883

www.archives.gov

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