Funeral and burial planning is just as important as advance care planning. Respecting the dignity and wishes of an individual after life deserves as much attention and care as any other stage of life. Each person may want a specific type of burial, or no burial at all. Funerals are meant to pay tribute to the life of the person who has passed away. It is also an individual's unique opportunity to personalize and define what is important to them about their lives.
 
 
THE BASICS OF PLANNING

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TRENDS IN FUNERAL AND BURIAL SERVICES
 
FUNERAL SUPPORT FOR VETERANS AND FAMILIES
A veteran is entitled to free burial in a national cemetery. This includes gravesite, opening and closing of the grave and perpetual care for an honorably discharged veteran, spouse or dependent child. A free headstone is provided. Contact the Veteran's Affairs Office at 1-800-827-1000 for more information.
 
FUNERAL AND BURIAL ASSISTANCE