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The O’Connell Family Funeral Home is proud to serve all Veterans and Military Personnel and their families. We realize the sacrifices that the members of our military have made for us to make our country what it is, and we want to help honor them with all the respect, dignity, and recognition that they deserve.
If desired, we at O'Connells offer personalized caskets, vaults, urns and many other custom services that honor the military. We can also coordinate military honors with rifle volley and a presentation of our American Flag and color guard.
Veterans are eligible for burial benefits and monuments at no cost. We work diligently with our local veteran's office to assure that the veteran, and their family, receives any and all benefits. Contact the O'Connell's to arrange these benefits or raise any questions you may have. Here is a list of some of the benefits that may be available from the Veterans Administration.
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Veterans Administration Benefits
Our staff has considerable experience in advising families about the benefits available under the Veteran’s Administration. These allowances will be paid upon application to all who are qualified to receive them. As these benefits are subject to governmental change, you will want to check the current provisions.
An American flag is provided for placement on the casket of eligible veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. After burial, this flag is presented to the next-of-kin. Burial flags are also available for the families of vets who choose cremation.
Burial In National Cemeteries
Grave space in a national cemetery is offered to qualified veterans. This benefit includes all cemetery services, in addition to a grave marker. In some cases, grave spaces may also be offered to an eligible veteran's spouse and certain other dependents.
Memorial plots in national cemeteries are also made available to eligible members of the Armed Forces who were missing in action or otherwise not able to be buried. This plot, suitably marked, is set aside to honor the missing veteran's memory. To learn more click here
Grave markers are issued to mark the graves of qualified veterans. This is automatically provided to all veterans buried in national cemeteries.
The staff at O’Connell’s will be more than happy to assist families in finding what benefits the veteran is entitled to, as well as making sure all forms and paperwork are filled out correctly.
We work closely with local VFW, Legion, and Military Honor squads to provide our deceased military personnel with full military honors. Military honors can be performed at a cemetery, church, funeral home, park, wherever the family desires.