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Veteran Cremation Services

Family Owned Crematory

Honoring Those Who Protect Our Freedom

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We know our veterans to be heroes, each of whom contributed to the preservation of the freedoms we enjoy today. And we believe it is our responsibility to honor their sacrifices, and celebrate their achievements.  A Choice Crematory offers the most comprehensive veteran options to appropriately pay tribute to the life of a veteran.


Why do more families trust A Choice Crematory with Veteran Services?

We are known in our community as compassionate and caring professionals, as well as experts when it comes to planning military services. We offer various service plans and memorial products that include features and tributes to honor a veteran's service. Depending on the branch of service, military detachments may provide an honor guard, a flag and taps. Our veterans deserve our utmost respect, and any veteran with an honorable discharge, or even those with no living family, will always be given military honors and interment in national cemetery.

Veteran FuneralWe will also assist in completing all applications for benefits to which a veteran or their family are entitled and eligible, including:

  • Securing an American flag
  • Receiving military honors
  • Obtaining a headstone/marker
  • Receiving monetary burial benefits & transportation, if applicable

World War II Registry of Remembrances

Any service man or woman who helped win World War II, whether in battle or on the home front, is eligible for the Registry. To enter your name or the name of someone you wish to honor for their service to our country, you may register by visiting the NFDA registration page.


Veterans Benefits

The Veterans Administration provides benefits for a veteran's family if they can provide a copy of their honorable discharge papers. These benefits include a flag, burial in a national veterans' cemetery, a headstone/marker, and military honors. If burial is in a veterans' cemetery, a grave can also be reserved for a surviving spouse or any dependent children.

If your loved one's discharge papers (DD214) cannot be located, a copy can be ordered through Touchstone Research Group. Touchstone provides an express service that can expedite the receipt of the military paper work to assist the funeral home with applying for military burial benefits.

Flag FoldingThere are additional monetary allowances toward burial expenses if the veteran's death occurs in a federal VA hospital or if the veteran was receiving a VA pension at the time of death. Because federal and state guidelines vary, we will be glad to offer information on an individual basis.

If the veteran had life insurance coverage with Government National Life Insurance, we can help with that claim or they can be reached at 1-800-669-8477.

Here at A Choice Crematory, we take pride in helping our veterans, and the families they leave behind, navigate the bureaucratic maze and complete the necessary paperwork involved in applying for Veterans' Death Benefits.


Veteran Cemeteries

Veteran CemeteryNew Bern National Cemetery
1711 National Avenue
New Bern, NC 28560
Phone: 252-637-2912

Raleigh National Cemetery
501 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone: 252-637-2912

Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Boulevard
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704-636-2661

Wilmington National Cemetery
2011 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-815-4877