Stockings for Soldiers

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Show Your Support for our Veterans

Say "thank you" to Erie county Veterans who bravely served our country by filling a stocking for a veterans at the PA Soldiers & Sailors Home, VA Medical Center, Pleasant Ridge Manor and other nursing homes in the area.

How you can help

Stop by any Burton Funeral Home location during normal business hours and pick up a stocking or multiple stockings. Take them, fill them up with any of the recommended items, and return to any Burton location by December 3, 2017. 

We are also looking for donations of recommended items. Individuals who can help supply some of these items can drop them off at any Burton location, Ericson Memorials or Erie City Memorials.

You can also make a monetary donation towards the purchase of recommended items.

Recommended Items

These items will fill the stockings for the Veterans: 

  • Lottery tickets
  • Inspirational, simple reading books, such as daily quotations
  • Crossword puzzle/Activity books
  • Handheld magnifying glasses
  • 300-piece, easy-grip, large piece jigsaw puzzles
  • CDs for relaxation, such as waterfall sounds or instrumentals
  • Black pens
  • White socks
  • Diabetic socks
  • Hankies
  • Soft Kleenex tissues
  • Body wash
  • Axe body spray
  • Gold Bond powder
  • Peppermint patties
November 19
Testimonials

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

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

I was hoping as time passed, I would find the right words to give you an appropriate thank you, but the only thing time has done is reinforce that it is okay that I cannot find an adequate way to verbalize my gratitude. Thank you so much for everything you and your staff have done to aide us at this time.
March 22, 2018

I am tremendously grateful to you for how beautiful my loved ones funeral turned out. I have heard how you are in a fog at this time and now I know exactly what that means.
However, I feel fully confident in you all at Burton Funeral Home and the professionalism that you showed. I received so many compliments from various people.
I also wanted to accommodate you on your staff. The girls in your office could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Whoever picks your employees could not choose finer people.

March 22, 2018


Thank you for your guidance in planning the funeral for my mother.
Everything was done with care and respect.
The service in your chapel and the Mass at St. Julia were very comforting to our family.
March 20, 2018

Everyone we came in contact went above and beyond the call of duty. Kind, compassionate, understanding, there are not enough adjectives to describe how we were treated.
Thanks to all!
March 21, 2018


I couldn't have asked for a more dedicated, caring person to assist in our time of sorrow. I need to thank you for everything, honestly without you and your kind heart I'm not sure that it would have been possible, so THANK YOU!
March 21, 2018

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

We cannot thank you enough for your care, attention and support this past month. We sincerely appreciate your personal and professional courtesy you showed our entire family and we were grateful for your guidance. You made an incredibly difficult time so much less overwhelming. We feel blessed for your role in this life transition.
January 28, 2018

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