We truly believe that the men and women who answered our nation’s call embody the ideals Americans hold so dear. Because they have proven their devotion to their fellow citizens and to a grateful nation, we all owe them the same respect and devotion in return.
Florida National Cemetery
We thank you for your service to our country. You've Earned It!
- FREE Burial Space
- FREE Grave Liner (if required)
- FREE Opening & Closing
- FREE Memorial Headstone
- FREE U.S. Flag
- FREE Presidential Memorial Certificate
Why Do More Families Trust Us to Care for their Veteran?
We are known for our compassionate, caring and thoroughly professional staff, and have years of experience in planning military services. Whether your family chooses cremation or burial, we will be proud to take care of all the details involved.
Military Funeral Honors
"Honoring Those Who Served" is the title of the Dept. of Defense program for providing dignified military funeral honors to veterans who have defended our nation. Upon a family's request, the law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony to include folding and presenting of the U.S. burial flag and the playing of "Taps". The law defines a military honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons with at least one member of the veteran's parent service of the armed forces. The Dept. of Defense program calls for the funeral home to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran's family.
FREE BURIAL is available at all VA national cemeteries to any deceased veteran of wartime or peacetime service (other than training) who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. Members of the Reserve of the Armed Forces and Air National Guard who die while performing or as a result of performing active duty for training may also be eligible.
FREE BURIAL is also available to an eligible VETERAN'S SPOUSE, minor children and, under certain conditions, to unmarried adult children.
The VA DOES NOT provide or pay for funeral or cremation arrangements, provide transportation to a national cemetery or a twenty-one gun salute military honors service. The staff at Baldauff Family Funeral Home & Crematory are experts in arranging, directing and coordinating all of the details surrounding the death of a veteran or veteran�s family member. They understand the needs of families who have experienced a loss and offer advice and support to bereaved families who are coping with the death of a loved one. For questions please feel free to call us anytime at 386-775-2101 and we will be happy to assist you.
Who is Eligible?
In short, the veteran must have been honorably discharged. A more detailed list of those service men and women who may apply for, and receive veterans' burial benefits, with full military honors if they choose would include:
- 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.
If you have any questions about your eligibility, or that of a family member, call us at (386) 775-2101. If you have any questions about your eligibility or that of a family member, contact the staff of one of our locations or send us an email using our contact form.