All veterans qualify for military funeral honors and many veteran benefits, regardless of their rank or the place of burial.
The following groups are also eligible for military 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 a period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve, and who 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
Personalized Complete Care
Those who serve in the military may be eligible for special funeral and burial benefits because of their honorable service. Our staff is experienced in completing the necessary paperwork involved, and gladly takes the responsibility to do so – relieving the family of this burdensome task.
As mentioned in Bill Smith's biography, he is an Air Force veteran, having served in the Vietnam War before returning to enter into his chosen career in funeral service. For that reason, we at Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc. and Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, are completely committed to providing families of the veterans in our community with unsurpassed service.
Specialized Veterans' Services and Merchandise
Our Veterans are honored by the local VFW Memorial Squad and an honor guard from the local aresenal. Both are specially trained in military rites and funeral procedure. We make every effort to have Taps played by local musicians.
- Flag holders
- Military emblems on caskets and vaults
- Printed prayer cards, memorial folders, and Register books, all displaying the proper military insignia