decided to add this page to our website, in hopes that this will
help prepare you.
Your military papers - the "DD-214" - aka
Discharge papers are VERY important! A veteran
CANNOT receive the benefits he or she is due without this
It is very disturbing to us and very sad when a family
is in need of our assistance - and is wishing to receive a flag, or
to get a military grave marker or any burial benefits, including
burial in a state or national cemetery - only to find they do not
have a copy of the veteran's DD-214.
It normally takes
4 weeks or more for us to get a copy from the
You may get a copy of the DD-214 on line
(free of charge) by clicking
You must be able to print the document, then fax it
in to them within a week.
Please, if you need help, feel free
to come to the funeral home and let us help you!
There is NO
Don't wait until it's too late! ............. Because
without your DD-214 ............. we cannot order a flag
............. we cannot order your military grave marker
............ we cannot assist you with any burial benefits
............. and you cannot be buried in a state or national
Below is a sample of what a DD-214 looks like. Note
at the bottom left corner of the sample it states Form DD 214. This
form contains all the information we need to assist you.
hope this has been helpful to you!
The Staff at Acres West Funeral Chapel