Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. takes pride in serving our Veterans.
We are proud to be a part of the Veterans & Family Memorial Care funeral home provider network, providing the best in care for those who served – and for those who love them. Veterans & Family Memorial Care Providers are experts in arranging, directing and coordinating all of the details surrounding the death of a veteran or veteran’s family member.
The VA DOES NOT provide or pay for funeral or cremation arrangements or provide transportation or military honors.
Free burial for veterans is available at all VA national cemeteries to any deceased veteran of wartime or peacetime service (other than training) who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Members of the Reserve and the Army and Air National Guard who die while performing or as a result of performing active duty for training may also be eligible. FREE BURIAL is also available to an eligible veterans's spouse, minor child(ren) and, under certain conditions, to unmarried adult children.
Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. takes pride in serving our Veterans. We at Carlson's have deep roots in our community and are extremely knowledgeable and well trained to assist families with every aspect of the final arrangement process. Working closely with VFW, American Legion, Hospice and other Veterans and civic organizations has been the cornerstone of our success.
We encourage Veterans to take full advantage of their FREE BURIAL BENEFIT guaranteed them by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Choosing a Veterans State or National Cemetery for burial results in an average savings of $5,000 - $7,000 per person.
The government does an excellent job providing veterans and their spouses with burial benefits if you use a Veterans State or National Cemetery, however there are very limited benefits for the funeral or cremation. We at Carlson's have demonstrated a willingness and commitment to reach out to veterans and their families.
The VA prepares the gravesite, carries out the burial, furnishes a headstone or marker, and a flag and provides perpetual care. The department does not provide veterans funeral or cremation arrangements, transportation or military honors, all of which can be arranged through Carlson Funeral Homes.