Services Provided

We will complete and file required veteran's benefit forms.  These application forms might include burial flags, government markers, burial allowance, Presidential Memorial Certificates or a burial plot. We will also coordinate Military Funeral Honors at the cemetery as a final tribute.

Military Funeral Honors

Military Funeral Honors have always been provided whenever possible. However, the law now mandates the rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran if requested by the family. As provided by law, an honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of not less than two members of the Armed Forces.  One member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran.  The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American Flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps. Taps will be played by a bugler or by electronic recording. 

Presidential Memorial Certificates

A Presidential Memorial Certificate is an embossed paper certificate, signed by the current President. This certificate pays tribute to the memory of the deceased veteran, who was honorably discharged.

Headstones and Markers

The Department of Veterans Affairs furnishes, at no charge to the applicant, a government headstone or marker for the grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.  For all deaths occurring before September 11, 2001, the VA may provide a headstone or marker only for graves that are not marked with a private headstone.

Spouses and dependants buried in a private cemetery are not eligible for a government-provided headstone or marker.

Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze and upright headstones in granite and marble are available.  The style chosen must be consistent with existing monuments at the place of burial.  Niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains.

Robert D. Brown Funeral Home
103 4th St.
Hillsboro, MO 63050
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