Veterans Funeral Services | Bunkers Mortuaries, Cemeteries & Crematory | Las Vegas, NV

Veterans Funeral Services

Our staff provides memorable and professional
veteran funeral services in Las Vegas, NV 


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Memorial Service 

Those who honor our country through the selfless sacrifice of military service deserve, themselves, to be honored. At Bunkers Mortuaries, Cemeteries, Crematory, we believe in paying proper respects to military service members and veterans both as they live and as they pass on from this world. Whether the desire is for a full military service or simply a small family funeral, we are committed to offering burial and memorial services that honor, respect, and provide true meaning to those gathered in mourning. 


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The Benefits of Military and Veteran 

There are a number of benefits that come from planning a military service—and the foremost one is simply being able to honor, in some small fashion, those who have given no much for our nation. A military burial service is not just an important way to pay respects to our service veterans, but also their families. 


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Other Benefits Include 

A United States flag is provided at no cost to drape over the casket or to accompany the urn; it is provided to the next-of-kin following the service. 

  • Headstones, markers, or medallions can be obtained at no cost from the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  • Families may receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate, which is signed by the current president. 
  • Military funerals can take place in private cemeteries or in veteran cemeteries. Eligibility for Military Funerals. 


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The Funeral Honors Ceremony 

The basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag to the veterans' family and the playing of Taps. The ceremony is performed by a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two members of the Armed Forces. 

The Funeral Honors rendered to you or your veteran will be determined by the status of the veteran. The type of Funeral Honors may be Full Military Honors, 7 Person Detail or a Standard Honors Team Detail. 

At least one of the funeral honors detail will be from the Armed Force in which the deceased veteran served. Taps may be played by a bugler or, if a bugler is not available, by using a quality recorded version. Military Funeral Honor Teams may act as Pall Bearers if requested by the veteran/family.


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Veterans Burial Flags 

A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. 5. Armed Force. It is furnished to honor the memory of a veteran's military service to his or her country. VA will furnish a burial flag for memorialization for 

  • A veteran who served during wartime
  • A veteran who died on active duty after May 27, 1941
  • A veteran who served after January 31, 1955
  • A peacetime veteran who was discharged or released before June 27, 1950 
  • Certain persons who served in the organized military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines while in service of the U.S. Armed Forces and who died on or after April 25, 1951 
  • Certain former members of the Selected Reserves 

Who Is Eligible to Receive the Burial Flag? 

Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service. When there is no next-of-kin, VA will furnish the flag to a friend making request for it. For those VA national cemeteries with an Avenue of Flags, families of veterans buried in these national cemeteries may donate the burial flags of their loved ones to be flown on patriotic holidays. 

How Can You Apply? 

You may apply for the flag by completing VA Form 27-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purpose. You may get a flag at any VA regional office or U.S. Post Office. Generally, the funeral director will help you obtain the flag. 

Can a Burial Flag Be Replaced? 

The law allows us to issue one flag for a veteran's funeral. We cannot replace it if it is lost, destroyed, or stolen. However, some veterans' organizations or other community groups may be able to help you get another flag. 

How Should the Burial Flag Be Displayed? 

The proper way to display the flag depends upon whether the casket is open or closed. VA Form 27-2008 provides the correct method for displaying and folding the flag. The burial flag is not suitable for outside display because of its size and fabric. It is made of cotton and can easily be damaged by weather. 

For More Information Call Toll-Free at I-800-827-1000 


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Frequently Asked Questions 

For this unique honor, veterans from all military branches qualify -- regardless of rank, and regardless of whether they served in active duty, Reserve duty, or National Guard duty.

  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

For more information, we invite you to contact us today.


If you have any questions, our team members will be happy to help.

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