Veterans Benefits

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Homes & Crematory has a long history of honoring veterans, and consider it a true privilege.


Deceased individuals eligible for this program are members of the uniformed services, veterans discharged under honorable conditions, U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command, and dependents of members, retirees, and veterans of the uniformed services.

For additional information on veteran benefits, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 800-827-1000, or visit their website:

Veteran Benefits

With a copy of your loved one’s Veteran’s Honorable Discharge, Lambert-Tatman Funeral Homes & Crematory will immediately prepare necessary documentation to apply for veteran’s benefits. In some cases, spouses and dependent children may be eligible for benefits as well. Benefits may include:

  • Free American Flag
    The United States Government provides an American flag to drape the casket of a veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. After the funeral service, the flag may be given to the next of kin or a close associate.
  • Military Honors
    Flag folding and presentation to next of kin, trumpeted Taps, color guard or military personnel pallbearers and a rifle volley may be available depending on the level of military honors earned.
  • Free Burial in a National Cemetery or Burial at Sea
    The United States Government provides free burial in a National Cemetery to all those eligible.
  • Free Grave Marker
    The United States Government provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans and eligible dependents anywhere in the world which are not already marked.
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate
    We secure an official memorial certificate bearing the signature and seal of the President of the United States for the spouse or child of a veteran.
  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses
    The United States Government provides a $300 burial and funeral expense allowance for veterans who, at the time of death, were entitled to receive pension or compensation or would have been entitled to compensation but for receipt of military retirement pay.