Bearing One Another's Burdens Since 1901







The Lynden Burial Society 


  Society Information

How it works
How to Join
Enrollment Pricing

Our Funeral Plan

A comparison of what's covered, what's not, and with which funeral homes we contract

Brochures & Forms
Writing an Obituary
When Death Occurs - A List
Burial Society Card History

Governing Board Members

Contact Information

Constitution / Bylaws


 General Information 

Funeral Homes
Local Cemeteries
What. Co. Cemetery Listing
What. Co. Cemetery Map
Local Support Groups
Personal Info Worksheet
Final Days
5 Truths of Grief 
Organ / Body Donation
About Cremation
Choosing a Cemetery


 For Survivors 

Social Security Survivors
Veterans Benefits


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~ Military/Veteran ~

  • If your loved one was a veteran, you may be able to get assistance with the funeral, burial plot, or other benefits. For information on benefits call the

  • Veterans Administration at 800-827-1000. 


Military Honors

  1. If the deceased is being buried in a private cemetery, is it possible to have a veteran marker or headstone?

    • On December 27, 2001, President Bush signed Public Law 107-103, the Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001.

    • This law includes a provision that allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to furnish an appropriate headstone or marker for the graves of eligible veterans buried in private cemeteries, whose deaths occur on or after September 11, 2001, regardless of whether the grave is already marked with a non-government marker.

    • For more information, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs' Web site.

  2. What are the eligibility criteria for burial in a national cemetery?

    • If the deceased is a veteran, he or she is entitled to a free burial in a national cemetery and a grave marker. This eligibility also extends to some civilians who have provided military-related service and some Public Health Service personnel.

    • Spouses and dependent children also are entitled to a lot and marker when buried in a national cemetery. For more information and to determine eligibility, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs' Web site.

    • In addition, many states have established state veterans cemeteries. Eligibility requirements and other details vary. Contact your state for more information.

  3. Burying Cremated Remains

    • See our cremation article.

Sources: ICFA, Department of Veterans Affairs.

The information provided here is not meant to be a substitute for professional advice. These tips are from experts and people who have shared their real life advice; always check with appropriate professionals you trust in making your purchasing or life-related decisions.


A Non-Profit Organization Devoted to the Sharing of Funeral Expenses

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