Post by Category : Veterans Memorial

A Heartbreaking Moment


Our Post often gets inquiries about veterans memorial services, flags, and funeral honors for a departed family member.  It is usually just before a planned service. At our meetings we often talk about this situation and how to better assist families in need.


The VA provides cemetery plots for all honorably discharged veterans. This includes the opening of the grave, burial, and funeral honors and presentation of a flag to the family. There is no cost to the family. There are procedures to follow and they are fairly easy to accomplish. You can even apply on-line for Pre-Need Burial Eligibility. To learn more, CLICK HERE.


We encourage all veterans to have a discussion with their family about their desires.  This includes the memorial service and location of wills, special instructions, and their Record of Discharge and Release from Active Duty (DD Form 214).  The DD Form 214 proves entitlement.  Lost or misplaced DD Form 214’s can be obtained from the National Archives.  You do not have to hire anyone to obtain a veteran’s DD Form 214.  It is a no cost service, but it will take time to obtain.  Do not wait. Keep this important document with the veteran’s  important papers.


Of course, preparation and transportation of a veteran’s remains or cremains are not a service of the VA.   


Veterans are encouraged to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars and our post.  There are many opportunities to serve local veterans and their families.  We need active veterans to provide assistance and serve on committees that provide scholarships, help veterans, provide advice and assistance, and more.  Contact us to join and make a difference where it counts.

Veterans Memorial at Chapel Hill  0

A small band of local Chapel Hill veterans joined together in the fall of 2009 to petition the Town of Chapel Hill for a Veterans Memorial at Chapel Hill.  Many of the initial members were members of C. V. Cummings Chapel Hill Post 9100.  We led the way and joined in the petition for a veterans memorial for our town.We are making progress and it is getting closer to reality.  That is one of our civic duties as we reach out to serve the Chapel Hill veterans and their families.

The Veterans Committee  has is a website with information on other veterans memorials in North Carolina, why we feel we need a memorial, and a growing list of veterans, living and dead, who came back to Chapel Hill and North Carolina.

They came and helped build our community.  We list them as an example of the many men and women who not only served their country, but Chapel Hill, Orange and Durham Counties, and the state of North Carolina.

Take a walk with us over just a small part of the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.  Watch our video.