Military & Veteran Services

They served our country and often made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom and way of life.† At Morgan & Nay†Funeral Centre†we understand the special needs of veteranís families.† Whether it is a simple family funeral or a full military service, we would like the opportunity to serve you and our country by honoring your loved one.

Please Contact Us†to have one of our caring professionals help guide you through this process.



Benefits

Military Funeral Honors
The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show the Nationís deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country.  This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful Nation can provide to a veteransí family.

Flags
A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn.  Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service.

Headstones and Markers
The Department of Veterans Affairs furnishes upon request, at no charge, a headstone or marker.   Flat markers and upright headstones are available as well as niche markers for Columbaria.  Alternatively, a medallion which can be affixed to a privately purchased headstone is available.

Presidential Memorial Certificates
Families can also receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veterans.

Cemeteries
A military funeral can take place at a private cemetery, a state veteranís cemetery, or a cemetery that is part of the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. 

For a list of cemeteries click here.


Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery
The Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery is dedicated to Veterans and their families as a lasting memorial, and final resting place, in appreciation and gratitude for their service and sacrifice to our nation. The cemetery is located within our Madison community on the grounds of the Madison State Hospital.

For more information on the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery click here



Eligibility

Veterans from all military branches qualify for a military funeral, regardless of rank, whether or not they died in combat.  They could have been active duty, Reserves, National Guard, retired, or a veteran of military service.

For soldiers who die while on active duty, families may request both a burial and an interment allowance to assist with the cost of the funeral arrangements.  For soldiers who die in a non-service related death, partial reimbursements may apply.

For more information, contact the United States Department of Veteran Affairs or go to http://www.cem.va.gov.



Wreaths Across America

With the help from Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Jefferson Post #9 of The American Legion and other local veteran organization, We come together to make sure every grave at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery is decorated during the Wreaths Across America Day. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre stepped up in 2009 to make sure every grave had a wreath. From local support of our community, we are able to make this a yearly tradition. For more information you can go to http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.