When Veterans Day 2012 is here on November 11, the elections will be over. Whether good, bad or ugly, either President Obama or Governor Romney will be the Commander-in-Chief for the next four years. The hope of this author is that, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, all veterans will be remembered and honored for their selfless service to this great nation.
There is a 180 page booklet put out by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs called “Federal Benefits for Veterans (may be purchased for $5.00 from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office by calling toll free 866-512-1800 or go on line to bookstore.gpo.gov VA Pamphlet 80-12-01) that explains all of the current benefits for veterans. It may be worth your trouble to secure your own copy as there are millions of dollars that go unclaimed every year for benefits that veterans do not know about and thus, do not apply for.
For information regarding burial and memorial benefits, you may read Chapter 7 of this pamphlet or stop in at Calumet Park at your convenience to learn what benefits you may have coming to you as a veteran. It will also be of interest for you to know that Calumet Park Cemetery and Funeral Chapel has an amazing number of benefits provided by us for any honorably discharged veteran. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find any other cemetery in the country that comes even close to matching all that Calumet Park provides to veterans.
It is a tangible way in which to thank all of our veterans for their service to their country. Both the individual veteran and his or her family made tremendous sacrifices while in uniform, and the Board of Directors of Calumet Park have put together some remarkable benefits for any veteran who can prove he or she was honorably discharged as their way of saying thank you.
Bring us your DD214 or equivalent and let us show you how we can save you as much as $5000 for complete funeral and cemetery packages. We were asked by area American Legion commanders to put our money where are mouth is, and their will has been done. Visit our website at calumetparkcemetery.com or call 219-769-8803 for more information.
To all of our current men and women in uniform, to their families, and to all who ever served this great nation, we give you our thanks.