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

Dear Kate –
I just wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our family comfortable from our first meeting all the way through the funeral service.
My mother would have been very happy!
While any death is difficult, an unexpected death is especially hard because there are no good-byes.
It was also a comfort to me that I knew you Kate! You are truly remarkable!

9/22/2020

Not many people today are appreciated for the jobs they do. It has taken me this long but wanted to let you all know I appreciate you taking care of my dog and spelling his names correctly.
He was truly a service animal but will never get the full recognition he deserved for it.
Thank you for all you do.
March 22, 2018

Dear Mark,
Thank you for the lovely card and note remembering our brother’s death. It was so thoughtful of you.
It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed. I think of him so often and keep him close that way. Our thanks again too for the very professional and kind and caring way that Burton’s took care of everything for us after my brother’s death.

July 12, 2018

Peter –
Thank you so much for helping us navigate mom’s celebration of life. Your presence was greatly appreciated. Truly a professional, compassionate experience.

January 10, 2019

Dear Staff of Burton Funeral Home,
Thank you for the gift of the ornament – it will be hung on the one of the family’s Christmas trees every year!
January 6, 2019

The service was beautiful and it was a fitting end for my husband and his service of 21 years 8 months to our country.

July 27, 2018

I would like to thank Burton Funeral Home for the great job performed in the funeral of my blessed brother. Shamiah did a wonderful job and went above the call of duty.
She was very professional yet so caring towards our family and her duties.
She is truly an asset to Burton Funeral Home.

July 23, 2018

Thanks for making a tough time easier.
9/22/2020


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January 4, 2019

We as a family were very pleased with everything. We did not feel rushed and staff took all the time we need with us.
March 19, 2018

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