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Veterans Funeral and Burial Benefits

Expanding veterans funeral benefits is the impetus of the The Burial Rights for America’s Veterans’ Efforts (BRAVE) Act of 2019 (H.R. 497/S. 598), which was introduced to Congress earlier this year. If passed, the BRAVE Act will improve existing death benefits for veterans who meet certain eligibility requirements. The act’s aim is to ensure thatRead more

Veterans Servcies

With Veteran Funerals, Some Traditions are Shifting

Veteran’s Day a.k.a. Armistice Day was first observed 99 years ago in 1919 in the United States, though it did not become a national holiday until 19 years later in 1938 (and was officially named Veteran’s Day in 1954). Veteran’s Day is an opportunity to honor all current and deceased veterans of the military. It’sRead more

Flags at cemetery on Memorial Day

Retiring a Flag and Veterans Funeral Benefits

Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971, and many people use the “day off” to visit cemeteries to honor those veterans who have fallen. While also celebrating the unofficial kick-off to the summer season, we also use the holiday to revere our family members or friends who died serving the United States while activeRead more