It doesn’t matter how you honor them, just that you do.
When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.
Memorial / Cremation Services
Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where you can hold a service. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.
With proper proof of honorable discharge from the U.S. Military Service, all Honorably Discharged Veterans are entitled to:
- Veterans “In Memoriam” Flag
- Military Honors, if there is a funeral service or a committal service in a cemetery.
- Flag Folding
- Flag Presentation
- Grave Space in the closest nationally dedicated veteran’s burial ground (Fort Custer near Battle Creek, MI or Great Lakes Veteran Cemetery near Holly, MI)
- Government Issued Memorial Marker / Head Stone for the Grave
*Private Cemeteries may charge for installation of Government Headstone/ Marker
- Some Veterans families May Qualify for reimbursement from County / State & Federal Governmental Agencies.
Wayne County Residents should check for possible financial reimbursement from:
Wayne County Veterans Affairs
28 W. Adams, Suite 1710 (17th. Floor)
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Macomb & Oakland County Residents should inquire to their respective offices:
Department of Veteran Affairs
Macomb Public Service Building
21885 Dunham Rd.
Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48036
Oakland County Veterans Affairs
1200 N. Telegraph Rd, Building 26 East
Pontiac, Michigan 48341
Information that possibly may be required to file a claim for benefits may include:
Military Records (Discharge Documents), Copy of paid Funeral Bill, Cemetery Receipt, Proof of Death (Death Certificate), Proof of Marriage (if Spouse is Filing for Benefits), Property Tax Bills (to establish residency), Complete financial information of all assets and or debts (to verify eligibility for reimbursement qualifications).