Would you like to honor a loved one in your family that was a Veteran with Military Honors? Depending on the branch of service Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services can assist with obtaining a color guard that plays Taps. We have contacts with all branches of the service to honor your loved one in the most appropriate way. In addition, we can apply for an American Flag.
Presidential Certificate honoring the life of Honoring Heroes
Every veteran deserves a final farewell that is honorable and pays tribute to their sacrifices to preserve our freedom.
Whether it is a full military service or simply a small family funeral, we are committed to providing a healing experience for those gathered in mourning.
The Benefits of Military and Veterans Services
There are a number of benefits that come from planning a military service—and the foremost one is simply being able to honor those who have given so much for our nation. A military burial service is not just an important way to pay respects to our service veterans, but also their families.
Other benefits include:
- A United States flag is provided at no cost to drape over the casket or to accompany the urn; it is provided to the next-of-kin following the service.
- Headstones, markers, or medallions can be obtained at no cost from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Families may receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate, which is signed by the current president.
- Military honors can take place in private cemeteries, veteran cemeteries or wherever the location of the service.
FEDERAL BURIAL AND MEMORIAL BENEFITS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
The United States recognizes the contributions of Veterans and extends to an Honorably Discharged Veteran a valuable debt of gratitude in the form of free burial benefits at a national cemetery. We have two National Cemetery offerings here in Michigan that are accepting prearranged and at-need families.
Established in 1981, Fort Custer National Cemetery is the first national cemetery established in Michigan. Fort Custer was named after General George Armstrong Custer, a native of the state of Michigan. Located midway between Chicago and Detroit, in Augusta, Michigan, the VA chose this beautiful historic site for its first National Cemetery in Michigan.
Established in 2005, Great Lakes National Cemetery is the second national cemetery built in Michigan. Amidst rolling hills and a picturesque lake setting, it is located just 45 miles northwest of Metro Detroit in Holly, Michigan.
We have reserved these hallowed grounds as a tribute to those who have honorably and dutifully served our country. The free burial benefits do much to defray costs at the time of death.
Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road
Holly, Michigan 48442
Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Road
Augusta, Michigan 49012
Eligibility for Military Funerals
For this unique honor, veterans from all military branches qualify—regardless of rank, and regardless of whether they served in active duty, Reserve duty, or in the National Guard.
Contact one of our caring staff to ensure you secure the benefits and tribute earned by veterans.