Veteran Burial

William Howard Day Cemetery offers the following discount to Veterans:
* All honorably discharged veterans are entitled to a free burial space on either a pre-arranged or immediate need basis for traditional or cremation burials.
* In addition, all veteran burials are accorded a special treatment, including the display of a 3×5 US flag and a 3×5 service flag at graveside.

Dauphin County Veterans Affairs

Veterans’ survivors are entitled to many burial related benefits. However, these benefits will not be paid automatically. Claims for Veterans’ benefits must usually be made within two years from the date of final interment.
As an honorably discharged veteran from the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard, you may be entitled to:
* A burial allowance for expenses for burial and funeral of the deceased
* An allowance towards the burial plot expenses of a Veteran who is not buried in a national cemetery
* A burial flag, that can be given to next of kin or friend of the deceased
* Bronze Memorial or headstone

Veterans benefits are frequently altered and revised. There may also be Veterans benefits from your county. To determine your eligibility or to file your claim, contact your local Veterans’ Administration or write:

Dauphin County Veterans Affairs
Director of Veterans Affairs: Thomas Coreau
2 South 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 780-6356