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Veterans Funeral Services
At Geisel Funeral Home, we consider it an honor to assist families with veteran funeral services in Chambersburg. Our extensive experience in serving veterans has made us familiar with the military traditions and regulations that make a veteran’s funeral unique.
When a family loses a loved one, we are here to help them through the grieving process. We are able to assist you with all of the details of planning a veteran’s funeral services. You can rely on us to make sure all of the necessary paperwork is completed so you are able to obtain the military death benefits that are available.
Eligibility for A Military Funeral
In order to plan a military funeral, you must first prove the deceased’s eligibility by presenting a DD Form 214 to the funeral director. This is the form that is given to a military member upon their retirement, separation, or discharge from active duty in one of the various branches of the United States Armed Forces.
After this form is presented to the funeral director, they will verify its authenticity and begin the arrangement process. The funeral director will then contact the appropriate Military Service to request funeral honors and begin the arrangement process.
To request a copy of the DD Form 214, please visit here
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The following outlines the various requirements to be eligible for military funeral honors:
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 in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
Military Death Benefits
Military death benefits are available for many United States veterans. As an experienced veteran funeral service provider, we are happy to assist you with the funeral planning and required paperwork to secure military death benefits.
Benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs can include:
Headstone or Marker
Burial in a National or State Veterans Administration Cemetery
Presidential Memorial Certificate
Choosing to serve in our military is one of the most noble things a person can do for their community. Your family can trust that ours will be there to deliver the funeral service a veteran deserves for the bravery and sacrifice. A veteran makes sacrifices that allows us to have the freedoms we enjoy. It Is our responsibility to see that their services reflect that and honors their legacy.
Call us at (717) 264-6416 to learn how we can work together to pay tribute to your veteran.