As our country commemorates Veterans Day this year amid an already turbulent year for our country and world, we are even more so reminded of the courage that these men and women displayed through their military service. These men and women stepped up to bravely defend our country amid other times of vast uncertainty for our country and world. For this, we will always remain grateful for their sacrifice.
Have you ever wondered why Veterans Day is commemorated on Nov. 11? The timing of Veterans Day is connected to the end of World War I. While the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, the fighting officially ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson officially declared Nov. 11 as Armistice Day. The day was officially made a legal holiday after an act was passed in 1938. While Armistice Day was originally intended to specifically honor veterans of World War I, veterans’ organizations later rallied to change the name of this legal holiday to Veterans Day in honor of all veterans. The name of the holiday was later changed to Veterans Day in 1954.
For over a century, Cypress Lawn has been honored to help the families of veterans lay their loved ones to rest within our beautiful and serene Memorial Park. We are here to help families create the perfect celebration of life for their loved ones, including personalized and unique funeral services and burial services.
We believe it’s a privilege to share the stories of veterans’ honorable lives and to assist their families with accessing the resources they need. Veterans who were honorably discharged are eligible for certain benefits and military tributes — and in some cases, so are their spouses and dependent children.
Benefits may include:
- Burial in a national or state cemetery
- Headstone or marker
- Burial flag
- Memorial certificate
Our staff has vast experience in helping families to gather all the information needed to ensure they receive all benefits and honors for which they qualify. There are many forms that families need to be aware of in order to receive these benefits. Click here for more information. We will work closely with your family to help you with the paperwork and forms to ensure your loved one receives the benefits they are entitled to receive.
We can even send you a free veterans’ planning guide in the mail to help you get started. Click here to request your free veterans’ planning guide today.
No matter what you envision for your loved one’s final goodbye, we stand ready to serve your family. Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.