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 Bill -
Thank you to the entire Burton Team for honoring our loved one with beauty, dignity and grace. Our family is universally grateful for your kindness and care. We are blessed to know you.
January 10, 2019

Everyone we spoke with was extremely helpful, understanding and totally invested in our feelings and emotions.
March 21, 2018

Dear Burton’s
Thank You! I really cannot put into words…you were great!

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

We would like to thank Burton Funeral Home for its generous donation of holiday stockings for our residents. The veterans enjoyed the various treats, puzzle books, socks, and lottery tickets, as well as other various items. Thank you for recognizing our veterans and their service to our country during the holiday season.
April 3, 2018

My Family and I want to thank you and your staff, for being so caring. During our time of hurt. It will never be forgotten. We appreciated you coming out on a cold night to deliver my granddaughter’s bead for her necklace. She thanks you too.
December, 2017

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

A note to say thank you for the Christmas Stockings! Our Veterans were touched, pleased and happy!
This was wonderful, thoughtful and very generous of all those who made this event happen.
We want to extend our appreciation to all of you, your thoughtfulness and time has made Christmas special to many Veterans!
April 5, 2018

To our Burton Funeral Home family,

Thank you for everything that you have done for us. From the bottom of our hearts. You all have been helping our families for years (especially Laura)! From your assistance to your caring support during our difficult times, Thank you!-John and Amy
9/22/2020

Karen -
Just a short written note to say thank you gain for all you did to make my sister’s service a comforting reality. She would have been pleased with the entire service. You were empathetic, warm, and professionally throughout and it was very much appreciated.
January 5, 2019

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