Resources


Michigan Veterans' Trust Fund
7109 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (517) 373-3130
Fax: (517) 335-1631

Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Rd.
Augusta, MI 49012
Phone: (616) 731-4164

Department of Veterans' Affairs
McNamara Federal Bldg.
477 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 1-800-827-1000

Disabled American Veterans
McNamara Federal Bldg. Room 1200
477 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 964-6595
Fax: (313) 964-6576

Veterans' of Foreign Wars
McNamara Federal Bldg. Room 1215
477 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 964-6510
Fax: (313) 226-4043

USDVA Medical Centers
5500 Armstrong Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49016
Phone: 1-888-214-1247, (616) 966-5600

2215 Fuller Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 1-800-361-8387, (734) 769-7100

4646 John R
Detroit, MI 48201-1916
Phone: (313) 576-1000

Burial & Memorial Information

The following information is for your reference. Contact our office for specific details and assistance.

Local Funeral Homes

St. Joseph County Funeral Homes are capable of providing military burials. Contact our office for a list of local businesses.

Why Does VA Provide a Burial Flag?

A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s military service to his or her country...
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Persons Eligible for Burial in a National Cemetery

The National Cemetery Scheduling Office has the primary responsibility for verifying eligibility for burial in VA national cemeteries. A determination of eligibility is made in response to a request for burial in a VA national cemetery. To schedule a burial fax all discharge documentation to 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117...
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Headstones, Markers and Medallions

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death...
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Presidential Memorial Certificates

A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of deceased Veterans who are eligible for burial in a national cemetery...
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Military Funeral Honors

The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for providing military funeral honors. "Honoring Those Who Served" is the title of the DOD program for providing dignified military funeral honors to Veterans who have defended our nation. Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible Veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps...
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Be sure to contact us if you need more information or assistance in arranging a burial.