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Veteran Services

We're proud to do our part in honoring our country's veterans. Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and we promise to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

 


 

Traditional Honors

Eligible veterans receive the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps by a bugler or recording. These honors are performed by an honor guard detail that has at least two members of the Armed Forces. One member must be a representative from the branch in which the veteran served, and this member presents the flag.

Honors also can include:

  • The U.S. flag draped over the casket
  • A three-volley rifle salute to represent duty, honor, and country
  • A final salute at the gravesite



Veteran Benefits

In addition to honoring your veteran during the service, we can help contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for:

  • Headstones: The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state, or military cemeteries.
  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate: This certificate shows the nation's recognition of the veteran's service. It includes the veteran's name and the signature of the President.
  • Memorial plots: If an eligible veteran's remains are not available for burial, the VA can provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you want to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA will provide the headstone or marker but not the plot.
  • Burial in a national cemetery: This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, a grave box, and perpetual care.
  • Reimbursement of burial: For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review the Guide to VA Burial Allowances.



Eligibility

Military funeral honors are free and mandated by law for eligible veterans. Eligibility is verified by the veteran’s DD-214, or discharge papers. Eligible members are:

  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed with honorable conditions.
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under honorable conditions.

Other Resources

Check out these resources for more information about honoring veterans and military funerals:

Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 841-2422
5155 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH 43623

Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 893-7686
501 Conant Street, Maumee, OH 43537

Robinson-Walker Funeral Home – Oak Harbor
Phone: (419) 898-3011
165 East Water Street, Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 732-3121
216 Washington Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452

Sujkowski-Walker Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 666-1566
830 Lime City Road, Rossford, OH 43460

Robinson-Walker Funeral Home – Genoa
Phone: (419) 855-4010
501 West Street, Genoa, OH 43430

Walker Funeral Home - Holland-Springfield Chapel
Phone: (419) 865-8879
7438 Airport Highway, Holland, OH 43528

Walker Funeral Home - Oregon Chapel
Phone: (419) 691-6768
3500 Navarre Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

Walker Funeral Home - Walbridge Chapel
Phone: (419) 666-3121
701 N. Main Street, Walbridge, OH 43465

Walker Funeral Home - Witzler Shank Chapel
Phone: (419) 874-3133
222 E. South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551