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Talk with a Veterans Funeral Expert
We understand that what matters most to those who are dealing with a death is guidance and understanding. That's why we have selected neighborhood funeral homes with decades of experience in working with families from all walks of life.
Veterans & Family Memorial Care professionals are available 24/7 to respond to your call, expedite transport of your loved one and answer your questions. They are committed to offering a wide selection of burial, cremation and remembrance options.
The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs does an excellent job providing veterans burial benefits if you use a VA National Cemetery for burial. However, the VA, does not provide or pay for veterans funeral or veterans cremation arrangements, transportation or military honors.
The National Hospice Organization and its standards document recognizes the significant role of VFMC funeral professionals in collaborating with the hospice team at the time of death.
Veterans & Family Memorial Care (VFMC) funeral home providers appreciate the trust that families and hospice workers place in us and we constantly strive to be deserving of that trust. At no time will family members be without support. The strong attachments and trust developed in one supportive environment (hospice) are shared and transferred to another (VFMC funeral home provider) as the family moves through the process of dying, death and bereavement.
Hospice Care includes care of the patient and family prior to the time of death, at the time of death, and care of the family during the bereavement period. For this reason VFMC funeral home providers have become an integral part of hospice care by bridging the gap between the time of death and bereavement care. When you consider the philosophy of hospice and funeral service, it is clear why the continuum of care provided by our professional staff is a "natural extension" of hospice care. VFMC funeral home providers and hospice caregivers work closely together in order to meet the total needs of families. With greater understanding of each others care, areas of expertise and resources, hospice workers and our caring staff work together to plan a course which makes for a more natural transition of care at the time of death and in caring for the survivors in the months following the death.
Mark E. Davis, President/CEO of VFMC
Funeral Director/Remembrance Planner
Over the last 30 years I have personally seen thousands of families through one of life's most stressful situations, the loss of a loved one. What I've learned from my decades of experience is this...what matters most to those who are dealing with a death is guidance and understanding. Therefore I have selected funeral homes across America whose promise to their community is radically different from the others. They pledge to uphold the highest level of ethical business standards and believe that they have a unique responsibility to honor the dignity of the deceased, to aid and counsel the family in time of grief, and to encourage remembrance with each family within its own traditions, culture and financial means.
Veterans Cremation Options
Direct Cremation does not include a Remembrance Gathering or Remembrance Merchandise.
Direct Cremation includes transportation from the place of death into the care of an exclusive Veterans & Family Memorial Care funeral home provider: Sheltering of the deceased in climate controlled refrigeration (required by law): The services of licensed funeral professionals & staff: Filing of all necessary legal documents and permits: Placement of the deceased in an alternative container, or cremation casket of your choosing (required by law.) The process of cremation. Placing the cremated remains in a temporary cardboard container or a worthy cremation vessel(s) including urns, family keepsakes and/or remembrance jewelry of your choosing.
A permanent Cremation Urn will capture the individuality & personality of your loved one.
A Cremation Urn captures a person's individuality and personality while honoring a life that has been loved and lost. Veterans & Family Memorial Care funeral home providers offer a diverse selection of worthy cremation vessels to choose from in many different styles, themes & hobbies, as well as works of art that will be displayed & enjoyed for generations. Personalization is available on most urns which can be simple in design, themed, or artistically created in a wide range of materials, shapes and colors. The remembrance of the heart, spirit and soul of your loved one is a treasure which only you and your family can truly know and honor.
A Remembrance Gathering can be private for family only or public for friends & community.
Gather to remember the wonderful life of your loved one and celebrate their history, personality and accomplishments. A Remembrance Gathering is an opportunity for family and friends to share experiences that should be recognized and cherished.Think of all the things you should remember, the work and play, the interests, and above all, the people who were a part of it. A Remembrance Gathering plays a significant role in our lives and is an essential component of the healing process.You may wish to have a Remembrance Gathering before or after the cremation. A Remembrance Planner can help you create a unique & meaningful gathering.
Keepsake Vessels & Cremation Jewelry are inspirational and a treasured remembrance.
The memories of our loved ones live on in our heart and minds and a cremation keepsake should symbolize the treasure that those memories represent while keeping their memory close to heart.Sharing the cremated remains of a cherished loved one can be most inspiring as a treasured remembrance for family members. Family Keepsakes and Cremation Jewelry offer tranquility and love while keeping their memory close to heart. Whether you are looking to pre-purchase your own Cremation Urn or are looking for something to honor the life of a loved one, our goal is to help you find joy in the way you choose to cherish those memories.