As part of the services we provide to U.S. Veterans andtheir families, Rice Funeral Home will complete all of the necessary paperwork andmake arrangements for the following benefits for which the veteran isentitled.If you cannot locate veteranpaperwork such as the form DD-214 we will work to obtain the information foryou.Please contact us for moreinformation or assistance.
Burial Flag - A United States flag is provided, at no cost,to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran who servedhonorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. It is furnished to honor the memoryof a veteran's military service to his or her country. The flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service.
Military Funeral Honors - The rendering of military funeral honors is one way we show the nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended and served our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final tribute provided to the veteran and the family who supported them during their service.
Veterans Headstone or Marker - Upon request and at no charge to the applicant, VA will provide a headstone, grave marker or medallion for the grave of any deceased eligible Veteran. In some private cemeteries there is a charge by the cemetery to install the headstone or marker.
Massachusetts Veterans who are receiving assistance under M.G.L. Chapter 115may be eligible for state funds of $2,000,provided that the total funeral expenses do not exceed $3,000.Rice Funeral Home will complete and submit stateForm V.S.9 from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Commissioner ofVeterans’ Services on behalf of the family of those veterans who qualify for and wish toapply for this benefit.