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Direct Cremation for Veterans


Without a doubt, our professional staff feels pride when we are able to care for a veteran and their family. It is our way of expressing gratitude for their service to the country.

With submission of a DD-214 discharge document, VCS can provide a veteran's family with a United States flag and transport of the urn to the National Cemetery of your choice at no additional cost. We can also help with coordination of burial at a National Cemetery and contact information to apply for military honors for the veteran.

If you'd like more information on National Cemeteries - please visit their website at Their website can provide further information on burial benefits, headstones, burials allowances and more.

If a veteran’s family is interested in having a committal service at a National Cemetery, VCS would be honored to assist. Our staff will assist in the scheduling of such services. We will coordinate with the cemetery to procure a time and date that is acceptable to the family and the cemetery.


In short, the veteran, who must have been honorably discharged, their spouses, and dependents. A more detailed list of those service men and women who may be eligible:

  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service.
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
  • If you have any questions about your eligibility, or that of a family member, email us at or visit the Eligibility section of the National Cemeteries website here.
  • Vinyl Flag Case

    Each veteran who receives a flag from VCS will also receive a complimentary vinyl flag case. The flag case will provide sturdy protection for safe and honorable keeping of the veteran’s flag. VCS is honored to procure the flag and offer the vinyl case to families for the veteran’s dedication and commitment to our country.