Honoring Veterans


Members of the American Legion Post 66 of Clarion, Funeral Honor Guard


Veterans and Family Memorial Care Provider
Robert V. Burns Funeral Home has been selected to become an exclusive, certified “Veterans & Family Memorial Care Provider.” VFMC Providers are selected for upholding the highest level of ethical business standards and integrity while providing outstanding, affordable professional service. The staff at Robert V. Burns Funeral Home has deep roots in their community. They are extremely knowledgeable and well trained to assist families with every aspect of the final arrangement process. Working closely with VFW, American Legion, Hospice and other Veterans and civic organizations has been the cornerstone of their success.

In addition to providing Veterans and their spouses with a 5% discount off funeral & cremation arrangements, Veterans & Family Memorial Care Providers encourage Veterans to take full advantage of their FREE BURIAL BENEFIT guaranteed them by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Choosing a Veterans State or National Cemetery for burial results in an average savings of $5,000-$7,000 per person. “This is a huge savings compared to purchasing cemetery property and related merchandise from a private or corporate owned cemetery” said Mark Davis, President & CEO of Veterans & Family Memorial Care, “That amounts to a total of $10,000-$14,000 for a married couple.” The VA recently did a survey resulting in a finding that at least one-third of all veterans were unaware that they were entitled to FREE BURIAL at any of the nation’s 125 National Cemeteries.”



Veterans Choice
The government does an excellent job providing veterans and their spouses with burial benefits if you use a Veterans State or National Cemetery; however there are very limited benefits for the funeral or cremation. Rollie Burns, owner of Robert V. Burns Funeral Home has demonstrated a willingness and commitment to reach out to veterans and their families by extending benefits and savings beyond those provided by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. This includes a complimentary wood & glass Flag Case to the surviving spouse of a deceased Veteran.

The VA prepares the gravesite, carries out the burial, furnishes a headstone or marker, and a flag and provides perpetual care. The department does not provide veterans funeral or cremation arrangements, transportation or military honors, all of which can be arranged through Robert V. Funeral Home, an exclusive, certified, Veterans & Family Memorial Care Provider.

Gravesites at VA National Cemeteries cannot be reserved in advance thru the VA; however hundreds of veterans have taken advantage of the Free Burial Registration Program provided by Veterans & Family Memorial Care. This ensures that all final arrangement decisions are honored and respected. To register for your Free Burial Benefit or Veterans Funeral Discount please visit Veterans & Family Memorial Care or call Robert V. Burns Funeral Home at (814) 226-6300.

Additional Resources
Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals: