Veterans Services

An elder veteran saluting his fellow fallen soldier at a military funeral.

The sacrifices a soldier makes to serve our country are numerous. Their passing deserves the utmost honor and respect. We are proud to provide dignified military services for our country’s eligible veterans, and to guide their families in securing the benefits their loved one deserves. From full military honors to a simple family funeral, our staff is committed to helping create services that give a distinguished personal tribute to those who gave so much.

Traditional Military Funerals

Any eligible veteran will receive the rendering of honors in a military funeral at the family’s request. The flag of the United States is draped on the casket of the deceased, and an honor guard detail acts as pallbearers and performs a ceremony that consists of folding and presenting the United States flag to the next of kin. The sounding of Taps is played by a bugler or a recording if a bugler is not available. We also offer a 7-Person Detail or Standard Honors Team Detail, depending on the status of the veteran.

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Who is Eligible for Military Honors

Any veteran who served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces and was honorably discharged or died during active duty is eligible to receive military funeral honors, including:

  • Active or former active duty of Selected Reserve in the United States Armed Forces

  • Former enlisted servicemen or servicewomen who completed at least one term or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve

  • Former servicemen or servicewomen who were discharged due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty  

Other individuals who are eligible for military honors include members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Commissioned Officer Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS).

Preplanning a Military Funeral

 It is never too early to begin thinking about your own funeral services. Making military funeral arrangements in advance can remove a heavy burden from your loved ones when the time comes. French is proud to offer our own unique benefits to veterans who choose to preplan. Learn more

There are many details and requirements that go into planning a traditional veterans service and benefits. We are here to answer any questions you may have and to help you get the benefits your family deserves.

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