We Honor our Veterans
Mickey Milam served in the US Army, Airborne Division from 1961 to 1964. He started basic training in Tank Hill, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. After basic training, Mr. Milam trained in Radioteletype communications in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Later, Mr. Milam went to jump school in Fort Benning, Georgia. He spent most of his time in the Army as a skilled cryptologist in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Notably, Mr. Milam helped keep the peace during the civil rights movement, ensuring the safety of minorities during the beginning of integration in public schools. Mr. Milam remembers his service fondly. He enjoyed the comradery and fellowship of his fellow veterans and continues his service today by honoring deceased veterans at Milam Funeral and Cremation Services.
Veteran Funeral Information
Who is eligible?
- Honorably discharged members of the armed forces.
- Select reserve military members.
- Spouse of a veteran.
- Dependent children of a veteran.
Your Funeral Director will procure honors based on your direction. Honors at your ceremony is optional. If you are interested in honors we will insure that you or your loved one receives the respectful ceremony you anticipated.
Simply provide your DD214 (discharge papers) or equivalent to your Funeral Director. If you are unable to locate the discharge papers, we will assist you in obtaining them.
Military Honors are defined as ceremonies performed by the Honor Guard, as a mark of respect at the burial, interment or memorial service of a member of the armed forces. The type of honors varies depending on the availability of the branch of service, the rank of the veteran and other factors. Military honors include the presentation of the United States flag and playing Taps at your service. Additionally, the Honor Guard may act as pallbearers and a rifle salute during the ceremony.
The type of veteran funeral/burial benefits applicable to you or your loved one depend on various factors. Veteran funeral/burial benefits may include:
- Government provided headstone or monument
- U.S. Burial Flag
- Burial or Niche space at the National Cemetery for the veteran, their spouse and dependent children.
- Death related transportation expenses
- Some funeral expenses if the death is related to the service person’s status