Aderhold Funeral Home
808 S. Reagan St.
West, TX 76691
254-826-5321



Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) purpose is to administer the laws providing benefits and other services to veterans and their dependents and to the beneficiaries of veterans.

Information about a Veteran's Burial and Memorial benefits can be found at the Department of Veterans Affairs' web site: www.va.gov. To ensure the most accurate information, Aderhold Funeral Home suggests you call or visit your regional Veterans Affairs Office. To reach the regional Veterans Affairs Office in your area, call 1-800-827-1000.




VA National Cemetery Administration

The website for the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration is: www.cem.va.gov, designed to assist you with information on VA's national cemeteries and other burial benefits. The Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration honors the military service of our Nation's veterans. The Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration provide a dignified burial and lasting memorial for veterans and their eligible family members and they maintain their veterans' cemeteries as national shrines.

All veterans are 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. There are no charges for opening or closing the grave, for a vault or liner, or for setting the marker in a national cemetery. The family generally is responsible for other expenses, including transportation to the cemetery.

To ensure the most accurate information, Aderhold Funeral Home suggests you call or visit your regional Veterans Affairs Office or visit the Department of Veterans Affairs' website at www.cem.va.gov. To reach the regional Veterans Affairs Office in your area, call 1-800-827-1000.



Local Military Graveside Rites

Local Military Graveside Rites are led and conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4819 of West, Texas. Services include Honor Guard, playing of Taps, folding of flag, and formal presentation of flag.

Additional information on Military Funeral Honors benefits and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Department of Defense Military Funeral Honors web site: www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil. The web site contains up-to-date information and direct links to other related web sites.



Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

The newly opened Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is the closest VA cemetery and is located in Killeen, Texas.  You may visit their website at www.glo.state.tx.us/killeen/.