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Burial in a military cemetery:

Veterans of the military who can provide proof of service in the form of an honorable discharge are entitled to the following:

  • burial or inurnment in a state or national veteran’s cemetery (depending on residency)
  • government issued concrete grave liner
  • government issued head stone or bronze marker
  • burial flag
  • military honors (two uniformed officers from the appropriate branch of service will play Taps, fold and present the flag to the next of kin)

 

Veterans Cemeteries in our area:

   Washington Crossing National Cemetery

830 Highland Road

Newtown, PA

http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/washingtoncrossing.asp

 

   Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery

14 Chesterfield Arneytown Road

Wrightstown, NJ

http://www.nj.gov/military/cemetery/

(New Jersey residency is required for burial at this cemetery)

 

Burial in a non-military cemetery:

Veterans of the military wishing to be buried in a non-military cemetery, who can provide proof of service in the form of an honorable discharge, are entitled to the following:

  • government issued head stone or bronze marker, see here for details
  • burial flag
  • military honors (two uniformed officers from the appropriate branch of service will play Taps, fold and present the flag to the next of kin)

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