The Veterans Choice
All veterans except those with dishonorable discharges may be buried in a national cemetery regardless of whether they served in war or peace. Also eligible are members of reserve forces who died on active duty, surviving spouses who do not remarry and unmarried dependent children.
The VA prepares the gravesite, carries out the burial, furnishes the headstone or marker, a flag and provides perpetual care. Most VA national cemeteries accommodate cremation inurnment in addition to traditional casket burial. The department does not provide funeral arrangements, transportation, or military honors which are arranged through your local VFMC Certified Provider.
The government does an excellent job providing veterans with burial benefits if you use a national cemetery, however there are very limited benefits for the funeral or cremation service.
Military Funeral Honors
Upon the family's request, the law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony to include folding and presenting of the U.S. burial flag and the playing of "Taps". The law defines a military honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons with at least one member of the veteran's parent service of the armed forces.
At RSG Funeral Home, we are honored to provide a veteran’s family with a Custom Flag Case to preserve the U.S. burial flag that was presented to them at the time of the military service.
Cell Phones for Soldiers Program
At RSG Funeral Home, we are happy to collect old cell phones and send them to the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.
Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. To do so, Cell Phones for Soldiers expects to collect 50,000 cell phones each month through a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country. The phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.
RSG Funeral Home has been named the exclusive Veterans and Family Memorial Care (VFMC) Provider in Lorain County. Entrusting Veterans & Family memorial Care includes signed certification that all of the VFMC exclusive providers are committed to upholding the highest level of ethical standards and integrity while providing outstanding, affordable, professional service that exceeds member expectation.