Honoring Veterans

As home to Robins Air Force Base, our community has a deep military history that we believe is the backbone of this region. At McCullough, we know that the debt owed to every veteran can never be repaid. To that end, we are proud to do our part to honor these men and women. Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

In addition to taking all steps to procure every possible benefit that may be available for your loved one, we offer free burial spaces at our cemetery, Magnolia Park, for any veteran. We have learned that many families would rather have their loved one close by, and this is one way we can give back. 

We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes.


Traditional Elements & Honors


Standard honor military funerals can include:

  • A military chaplain for family members
  • Flag Presentation Service by the chaplain of the American Legion
  • A Final Salute at the gravesite


Full honor military funerals include all standard honors in addition to the following:

  • Depending on their rank, a 21 gun salute
  • The US flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service
  • The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or an audio recording

 

Other Veteran Benefits

In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:

  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate. This is a certificate expressing the nation's recognition of the veteran's service. The veteran's name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the president. Certificates are issued in the name of honorably discharged, deceased veterans. Contact us for assistance in applying for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and we would be happy to guide you through the process.

  • Headstones or Markers. The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries.

  • Memorial Plots. If an eligible veteran's remains are not available for burial, the VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you wish to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA will provide the headstone or marker but not the plot itself.

  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery. This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave,a grave box, and perpetual care.

  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.

 

Additional Resources

Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:



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