Stuhr Funeral Home Honors our Veterans this Memorial Day

By: Lauren Griffith

Memorial Day falls at the beginning of summer and can be a fun time to enjoy with loved ones. It’s also very important to remember the reason for the holiday: to celebrate and honor the brave and heroic lives of soldiers lost for our country. This year, Memorial Day falls on May 27. Stuhr Funeral Home extends a grateful thanks to American veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Stuhr’s can assist families of veterans, retirees and service members with requesting funeral honors and with obtaining many benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, when eligible. They work closely with veterans’ families to help them receive and understand the death benefits, burial programs and veteran honors that their loved one deserves.

Some of those benefits could include a $2,000 burial allowance if the veteran’s death is service-connected.

The VA will also pay the cost of transporting the remains of a service-disabled veteran to the national cemetery nearest the deceased’s home that has available gravesites. In such cases, the person who bore the veteran’s burial expenses may claim reimbursement from the VA.

The VA will pay a burial and funeral expense allowance of $300 for veterans who, at the time of death, were entitled to receive pension or compensation or would have been entitled to compensation but for receipt of military retirement pay.

Burial benefits include a gravesite in any of the 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate at no cost to the family.

Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances, flat-rate monetary benefits that pay for an eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.

Burial benefits available for Veterans buried in a private cemetery include a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate at no cost to the family.

Stuhr Funeral Home also offers military funeral honors—a free ceremony that honors veterans and active-duty members. This ceremony includes playing “Taps,” presenting a U.S. flag, a detail of uniformed military personnel, and a gun salute by a rifle squad for retired veterans.

There are also ways you can honor our country’s fallen service members, whether they are your loved ones or not. Graves of soldiers and veterans will be marked at cemeteries, and you can pay your respects by leaving an American flag or flower. You can also visit the Beaufort National Cemetery, the Lowcountry’s local armed forces cemetery, to pay your respects to the men and women who gave their lives for freedom.

Stuhr Funeral Home recognizes the importance of honoring death benefits, burial benefits, and military funeral honors for the brave veterans who fought for our country. Their team of professionals works closely with the families of veterans to give their lost loved one a proper service and burial and receive the veteran benefits that are rightfully offered to them. They are proud to have several veterans on their team and want to express their utmost respect and appreciation for those who have fought for our country.

While there are parades, celebrations, cookouts and fireworks on this day, it’s important to remember that Memorial Day is meant to respect our country’s fallen and honor their lives. Take time this Memorial Day to reach out to friends and family who may be mourning and honoring a service member and extend extra love and care.

Stuhr Funeral Home, a trusted name in funeral service for more than 150 years, cares for families of those whose lives have ended. Stuhr Funeral Home is committed to providing quality arrangements to honor loved ones and family traditions. For more information about available funeral services, visit or call (843) 723-2524.