No one is more deserving than our veterans. We are honored to serve any and all veteran families when these deaths occur.
When the death of a veteran takes place, they are due certain benefits. Military records are required to obtain these benefits. We have come to learn that military records are going to become more difficult for families and individuals to obtain. The National Personnel Records Center has been closed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions and have announced that they will be closing indefinitely.
This may create a real hardship for families wishing to have military honors. One of the hardest things for families to locate at the time of death is the military record of a deceased veteran. The DD-214 is the document which is needed to establish eligibility for burial in a national cemetery, and to receive other death benefits, such as military honors.
If you are a veteran, or the spouse of a veteran, we urge you to locate this document now. We would be happy to keep a copy in our fire-proof files.
When making funeral or cremation plans in advance of need, we always ask veterans to place their honorable discharge with the rest of the prearrangement forms here at our funeral home. This makes it easy for us to locate when the honorable discharge is needed at the time of death.
If you need to locate these documents from another source, now is the time to do so. We would be happy to assist you in this effort. Call us today, so that we can assist in beginning the process to secure a copy of your honorable discharge.
And thank you for your service to our nation.