By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Every Veteran deserves a hero’s sendoff

Famous American writer Joseph Campbell once wrote, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” In my opinion, this is the perfect definition of all the veterans who have so courageously served our great nation.

These brave men and women willingly risk their lives day after day to protect our freedoms. A simple “thank you” just doesn’t seem like enough to express our gratitude to these incredible heroes. 

That’s exactly why we at Tim Stewart Funeral Homes & Crematory go above and beyond to provide first-class funeral services for Veterans and their families. As a licensed Veterans Funeral Care (VFC) provider, we specialize in helping veterans receive the valuable savings they have worked so hard to earn. 

Over the years, we have found that many veterans and their families aren’t aware of the funeral benefits to which they are entitled. Depending on eligibility, all honorably discharged veterans and their spouses are entitled to the following benefits: 

•Free burial at a national cemetery

•Cemetery lot

•Opening and closing of the grave

•An outer burial container

•Veterans Administration headstone or marker

•Memorial U.S. flag

•Presidential Memorial Certificate

•Military flag folder and presenter

•Full military honors for those who retired from the military, were disabled as a result of military service or died while serving on active duty

Whether they choose burial or cremation, eligible veterans are entitled to these valuable benefits. By taking advantage of these benefits, veterans and their families often save up to $12,000 or more. 

However, veteran benefits are not paid automatically. The proper paperwork must be filed with the Veterans Administration. Fortunately, our knowledgeable staff specializes in filing claims on the family’s behalf. We assist each veteran’s family by obtaining all veterans' benefits, Social Security and life insurance benefits. 

We also offer an array of customized veteran services, including:

•21-gun salute 

•Performance of “Taps” on the bugle

•Bagpipers and drum corps

•Special flag presentations

•DVD tribute honoring the veteran’s life

•Memory tables and military medal displays

•Special music

Through the use of personalized services and unique special touches, our caring staff helps each family create a truly meaningful farewell for their veteran. Paying tribute to a veteran is an honor we at Tim Stewart Funeral Homes take very seriously. You simply won’t find another funeral provider in the area that offers our level of service, commitment and dedication to fallen veterans.

To learn more about our exceptional veteran services or any of our other services, contact Tim Stewart Funeral Homes & Crematory at (770) 962-3100.