Veteran's Funerals


BECKMAN WILLIAMSON FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY THANKS ALL THE VETERANS WHO HAVE SERVED AND PAID THE SUPREME  SACRIFICE TO PRESERVE AND CONTEND FOR  THE GREATEST GIFT GIVEN TO US BY OUR CREATOR. 

LET FREEDOM RING!!!

THE NATION THAT FORGETS ITS DEFENDERS WILL ITSELF BE FORGOTTEN!

The men and woman of our armed forces who sacrificed much for freedom, just as the founding fathers and their families considered liberty much more important than the security they enjoyed, and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.  They fulfilled their pledge.  They paid the price.  And freedom was won!  

John Adams spoke to his wife, Abigail, on the passing of the Declaration of Independence said, “I am well aware of the toil, and blood, and treasure, that it will cost to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states; yet, through all the gloom I can see the rays of light and glory.  I can see that the end is worth more than all the means.”

To those who sacrificed for our freedom, the end was worth the painful means.  Where would we, who are citizens of the United States of America,be today if there had not been those who counted the cost of freedom and willingly pay for it? Where will we be tomorrow if men and women ofintegrity do not come forward today and pay the price to keep America strong and on the right track?

“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  Thomas Jefferson

The VA does not make funeral arrangements or perform cremations. Families should make these arrangements with a funeral home.  Any item or service obtained from a funeral home or cremation office will be at the family’s expense.

For Burial in a National Cemetery

Burialbenefits available include a graveside in any of our 130 National cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave,perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag,at no cost to the family.  Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances which the funeral home will file for you to make sure you receive your benefit.  Cremated remains are buried or inurned in National Cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.

Burial benefits are available for spouses and dependents buried in a national cemetery include burial with the Veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the Veteran’s headstone,at no cost to the family.  Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried,even if they predecease the Veteran.

For burial in a Private Cemetery

Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery include a Government headstone or marker, and a burial flag at no cost to the family.  Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial allowances.  There are not any benefits available to spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery.  In most cases this cost could be around $6000 for the Veteran, and also $6000 for the spouse. However, remember burial costs at a national cemetery are free to the Veteran and his spouse.


For your convenience to contact us, we have a prearrangement form for you to fill out.  If you do not want to fill all the information and only want more information or a request for more consultation,than just place your name, address, and phone number and we will answer promptly.

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