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Celebrating Our Veterans

Published: November 5, 2019

"We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." Ronald Reagan

As we come upon Veterans Day, Bateman Funeral Home is reminded of all of those have served in the military and all of those who are serving our country today. Bateman Funeral Home is always proud to serve our veterans. Those who have served in the military are entitled to basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony, which consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag to the veterans' family, and the playing of Taps. The MFH ceremony is performed by a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two members of the Armed Forces.

Who is eligible?

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 period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and 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.

Members of the Commissioned Officer Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as members of a Uniformed Service

While not eligible for military honors, spouses and children can be eligible for burial at a military cemetary. A spouse, surviving spouse or dependent of an eligible Veteran or member of the Armed Forces may be eligible for interment in a national cemetery even if that Veteran is not buried or memorialized in a national cemetery. For purposes of burial in a national cemetery, a minor child is a child who is unmarried, can be buried if they are under 21 years old, or still in school at 23 years old. For a child who is physically or mentally disabled, they may be of any age and still qualify for burial at a national cemetery.

If you would like more information about military benefits, come visit us at Bateman Funeral Home, or go to our website at

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