Veterans & Family Memorial Care

Veteran Services & Special Benefits

Veteran 2rsWhether you are a veteran making pre-plan arrangements or a family member making funeral arrangements for a veteran in the time of need, Burton will treat you with the utmost respect. Moreover, Burton offers veterans a 10 percent discount on paid-in-full pre-arrangements.

Honor and Appreciation
From the time a deceased veteran enters our care, Burton provides the highest level of professionalism and heartfelt compassion to families. A custom-made American flag is draped over the stretcher to transport the veteran from the place of death into our care. It provides a respectful and patriotic way to honor the deceased.

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The coach for a deceased veteran is identified with the flag of our country and the emblem of the branch of service in which they served. They are displayed on the back and side doors of the vehicle. The lead vehicle also displays the flag and emblem. All vehicles accompanying the veteran to the final resting place are also outfitted with American flags.

Patriot’s March
Prior to the arrival of the funeral procession our staff can prepare the place of burial or remembrance for complete military honors. We will create a path consisting of a double row of flags from the driveway where the procession stops. This creates a unique Patriot’s March to honor the final approach to the gravesite or columbarium

honor guardHonor Guard
Veterans and their families can choose a variety of options for honor guard rituals. Local VFW posts, American Legions, Marine Corps Leagues and active duty personnel are available to assist. Burton can coordinate every detail to create a meaningful farewell and salute.

No Need to Worry About Paperwork
Burton will handle all necessary paperwork for families to receive their entitled veteran funeral service benefits. 

Presidential Memorial Certificate
To further honor the deceased veteran, we request a Presidential Memorial Certificate for the spouse, children or family members requesting one. These certificates are signed by the President of the United States and are placed in a frame for a treasured family keepsake. 

Veteran Tributes
We are happy to create a video tribute in honor of the deceased veteran. A custom video tribute can be viewable during the visiting hours, during the ceremony and afterwards at home.

We are honored by any family that calls on us at a time of need. But we are especially proud to serve and grateful to veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of our nation and our freedom.

 

 

Testimonials


Burton Funeral Homes,
Veteran’s stockings were appreciated by our Veteran Residents!
Local Nursing Home

January 4, 2019

Thank you so much for being so wonderful to our family. You guys bent over backwards and cut us a lot of breaks when you didn’t have to.
Also, you were so personable and friendly and really showed us empathy through this rough time in our lives. We appreciate you.

July 1, 2018

Dear Burton Pet Loss,
Thank you for your generous gift basket. We appreciate you keeping us in your thoughts this season.
Staff of a Local Vet

December 22, 2018

Mark –
I don’t know if I properly thanked you for everything you did for us. Last year was so much of a fog. But I wanted you to know how much we appreciated all that you did.

January 5, 2019

Dear Peter –
My family and I want to thank you for making such a difficult time during our loved one’s death as easy as possible for us.
We appreciated all your ideas and your choices from the clergy to the guitarist. Your entire funeral home staff was so pleasant and helpful.
All the people who attended the services told us how wonderful it was.
Thank you for everything you did for our family.
Sincerely – Carol

9/22/2020

Peter, Karen and Staff -
I wanted to thank you for all your help, kindness and compassion shown to our family this weekend. You guys are true pros. Thanks again for your simply outstanding service.

January 10, 2019

Thank you for your kind consideration and high degree of professionalism. You made a difficult situation as easy as possible.
March 23, 2018

The Veteran Stockings were appreciated by our Veteran Residents! Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.
- Local Nursing Home
January 11, 2019

All member at Burton’s on West 10th Street were very humble. I couldn’t thank them enough. Highly recommend.

July 29, 2018

Bill,
Thank you for your patience, empathy, and love you showed our family in our time of need and despair. You are a wonderful man.

July 22, 2018

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