Monday, September 7, 2015
Former military personnel approaching their twilight years tend to think back about how they’ve lived, especially during their time in uniform, and want to be remembered fondly after they are gone. Veteran end-of-life counselor Gail Rubin says it is worth the effort to plan one’s own funeral and help those left behind move forward. Funeral homes in Indianapolis, Indiana can help veterans and their families plan a memorable military funeral. Ensuring Eligibility To be eligible for a military funeral with honors (MFH), you need to furnish the funeral home a number of requirements. The prime document is the DD214, or the Certificate of Discharge from Active Duty. To be allowed a MFH, you or a loved one who is a veteran must have been separated from the active forces or the Selected Reserve through an honorable discharge or a service-related injury as verified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).