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Veterans Services

Honoring Veterans Past and Present

Honoring Veterans

We can never take our freedom for granted and all that veterans have sacrificed for us. That’s why we work so hard to ensure their lives are honored. Please attend our annual program to recognize these brave men and women. – Lisa Baue, President/CEO

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We work with Social Security and Veterans agencies on a daily basis. We would be honored to assist you and your family.
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Helpful Information

Will my family be eligible to collect benefits after my death? What burial benefits are available to veterans? The subject of death brings up many difficult questions, and benefits can be especially confusing. We are here to answer your questions.

Social Security

We assist you in filing a claim for any lump sum Social Security benefits for which you or your family may be eligible. For more information on Social Security benefits,  contact us.

Baue Veteran Benefits

All honorably discharged veterans receive a free grave space at our cemetery or an allowance towards other memorialization for families choosing cremation. We have the only Veterans Field of Honor in St. Charles County located at St. Charles Memorial Gardens dedicated solely to veterans and their families. The Field of Honor Garden is beautifully marked by its main feature, a bronze eagle atop a granite column seated on a five-pointed star. At each star point is an emblem for each of our country’s branches of service.

When a veteran is interred at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, his/her name is added to our Veteran’s Honor Roll located at the entrance to The Field of Honor. Please contact us for more information on our Veterans Benefit Programs.

memorial service - bob reed saluting 2Memorial Remembrance Service on Memorial Day Weekend

We also host the St. Louis area’s 2nd largest Memorial Remembrance Service on Memorial Day Weekend that pays honor and tribute to area veterans.

The event includes a roll call to the departed, special music, and is conducted by the Memorial Services Committee of Missouri.

We invite you to attend and honor those who sacrifice so much for our freedom. Learn more about Memorial Remembrance Service.

Government Benefits

All veterans, their spouses, and minor children are entitled to receive benefits at no cost from the government. Such benefits can include:

  • Burial plot in a national cemetery
  • Government Issue Graveliner (A reimbursement is available from the Veterans Administration if a protective vault from the funeral home is chosen)
  • Opening and closing of grave
  • Memorial marker
  • United States flag
  • In certain circumstances a burial allowance is available for service related injuries.
  • If death is inside a VA Hospital or Nursing Home some transportation expenses can be reimbursed.
  • Military Honors arranged through the Missouri Military Honors Program

We are always happy to arrange for veteran honors and benefits, contact us  for more information.