Military Honors & Veteran Benefits
Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service has a long history of honoring veterans. Our dedication to those who serve our country traces back to the second generation of Krause funeral directors, who were all military.
While in our care, we drape the veteran with an American flag to honor his or her service to our country.
Honor and Patriot Guard:
A dedicated group of veterans may serve as honor guard to offer a final salute for any veteran entrusted to our care. The Patriot Guard (motorcycle riders who volunteer to escort a veteran’s procession) may also be used.
Presidential Memorial Certificate
We secure an official memorial certificate bearing the signature and seal of the President of the United States for the spouse or child of a veteran.
With a copy of your loved one’s Veteran’s Honorable Discharge, Krause Funeral Homes will immediately prepare necessary documentation to apply for veteran’s benefits. In some cases, spouses and dependent children may be eligible for benefits as well. Benefits may include:
- American Flag
Families may choose to place it in or drape it over the casket or have it present at a memorial service.
- Military Honors
Flag folding and presentation to next of kin, trumpeted Taps, color guard or military personnel pallbearers and a rifle volley may be available depending on the level of military honors earned.
- National Cemetery Burial
Many times the grave space, opening and closing are included.
- Grave Marker
Usually made of bronze or granite, an official marker is often included.
For additional information on veteran benefits:
Department of Veterans Affairs Website or 800.827.1000