Veterans

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Daniels Family Funeral Services offers a wide selection of Veteran merchandise.

It is our honor to assist our families in filing Veterans Burial Benefits, scheduling Military Honors and burial arrangements. Our Veteran's Families will receive a Presidential Certificate in honor of their service to our country.

All honorably discharged Veterans are eligible to receive a burial space at no cost in any of the three cemeteries owned by the Daniels Family Funeral Services. Veterans have the option of selecting burial spaces within the designated Veteran’s Garden alongside other Veterans or they may select burial spaces in any other garden of their choice.

Unlike the VA Cemetery in Santa Fe, your children have the option of selecting their own burial spaces near you, keeping families together as well as honoring our Veterans. Military Honors can be conducted at the burial site on the day and time your family chooses and there are no time restraints. On your behalf, we will request your Veterans Memorial which is provided to you by the VA at no charge. Time is valuable. Choosing to be buried locally, in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, eliminates the need to travel to Santa Fe for a visit.

Veteran Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. What is the cost of a burial space in one of Daniels Family Funeral Services Cemeteries?
A. All honorably discharged Veterans receive a burial space in our Veterans Field of Honor at no cost.

Q. Can my spouse also be buried in the Veterans Field of Honor?
A. Yes. Spouses of veterans have the option of being buried next to their loved one in the field of Honor.

Q. Where are cremations performed?
A. Daniels Family Funeral Services has our own on site crematories. Which means your loved one never leaves our care from the time we transfer them into our care until your loved one is respectfully buried or returned to you.

Q. If I preplan and prepay for services can I change my instructions in the future?
A. Yes. you may change any instructions you wish at any time by contacting us.

Benefits for veterans who pass at the VA Hospital:

  • Gets $700 burial or cremation allowance.
  • Gets $700 plot allowance if they don’t use a national cemetery.
  • Gets transportation from VA hospital (transfer fee)
  • Gets transportation to place of burial or services (funeral home charge)

Benefits for veterans who pass outside a VA Hospital:

Scenario #1

VA service connected disability pension

  • Gets $700 burial/cremation allowance.
  • Gets $700 plot allowance if they don’t use a national cemetery. Must have a receipt.
  • If they are service connected, transportation will be paid only to the nearest National Cemetery.
Scenario #2

VA support pension

  • Gets $700 burial/cremation allowance.
  • Gets $700 plot allowance if they don’t use a national cemetery.
  • No transport money is allowed ever.
Scenario #3

100% service connected Veteran

* All Veterans and their spouses, with honorable discharge & with one day of active duty are entitled to free cemetery property, headstone, opening & closing and perpetual care at any National Cemetery.

  • United States Flag
  • VA Benefits
  • VA Memorial Headstone
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate

Veterans are provided with a free space in Veteran's Garden. Family members may also be buried in the Veteran's Garden.

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