Veteran Benefits & Assistance

Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.

Contact a VFW Representative for Help With VA Benefits & Claims at our post.

  Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents
DOD Policy - Once a Privilege, Now a Right.
Since 1 January 2000, every armed forces Veteran and member on active duty, or in the active reserve has had the right to be buried with patriotic flourishes provided by a military honor guard.


  • Must have bee honorably discharged
  • Documentation - the family must produce the discharge papers refer to as "DD214".  We recommend families locate the Veteran's papers while he/she is still alive and give a copy to their funeral director.  If there are a member of the VFW, they will have a copy on file in the office.  If you can't find a DD214, then the Post's Service Officer can help fill out the appropriate paperwork for duplicates.
  • Locally, the VFW offers this service to ALL Veterans.  If a family wants an Honor Guard for a loved one, all they have to do is call the funeral home and the staff can contact the VFW and make arrangements.
  • There is NO CHARGE for this service, but donations are accepted and that money goes back into our community to support Veterans, their families, youth activities, scholarships and many other charities.
  • There is a bond and connection to all Veterans and the VFW Honor Guard are all volunteers.

      Military Burial Benefits, Office of the Secretary of Defense
      Types of Headstones & Markers Available
    Community-Based VA Vet Centers
    Health Care Benefits
    Home Loans
      Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan

    PTSD - VA Informational Site
    Life Insurance Benefits
    OEF / OIF Service Members
    Survivor & Dependent Benefits
    VA Benefits and Services