Funeral Planning

As a Veteran, You Know the Importance of Being Prepared

Whether it's a military operation, a family vacation or a remodeling project, you know how important it is to plan in advance.


Your funeral or cremation service is no different. There are dozens upon dozens of decisions that must be made, and by making them now you have added peace of mind that everything will be right. And making your final arrangements today will help protect your family from some of the emotional and financial burdens that often occur after the loss of a loved one.


When you plan your funeral or cremation service in advance, you’ll have the opportunity to become informed about your options and their various costs, putting you in full control of your services. You’ll be able to select funeral or cremation services that will truly have meaning to you and your family while properly honoring your military service.


Like any special event, a funeral or cremation service gives your family and friends time to support each other, to share memories and to celebrate your life. You can – and should – plan your service to include photographs, favorite music, special readings, military medals and honors, and the involvement of family members, friends and military comrades.


Consider these questions:

  • What type of funeral or cremation service do you want?
  • What military protocols or traditions do you want incorporated into your service?
  • Are there special photographs or medals you wish to have displayed?
  • What type of casket or cremation container do you want?
  • What music would you like to have played?
  • Will it be a private family service, or open to all?
  • Do you want your military service reflected on your headstone?
  • Is your family aware of your wishes?

These and other questions will help you plan the funeral or cremation service that’s right for you. To schedule a personal consultation with a funeral service professional at no cost and no obligation, call 1-800-34-Dignity or click here to find a Dignity Memorial® location near you.

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Dignity Memorial Veterans Planning Guide

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Planning Final Arrangements Now is a Smart Decision

Making final arrangements in advance helps to ease the burden on family, friends and caregivers when death occurs. Encourage your loved one to share their wishes by planning now. Click here to learn more.