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Honoring Veterans

It would be our honor to respectfully celebrate the lives of those who have courageously served our country. We are well-versed in military death and burial benefits and would like to support you and your family in providing the most beautiful celebration honoring those who have honored us.

Standard Honor Military Funerals

Traditional elements and honors can include the following:

  • Flag Presentation Service 
  • A Final Salute 

Full Honor Military Funerals

Full elements and honors includes standard honors and the following:

  • Depending on their rank and service record, a 21 Gun Salute
  • The US Flag draped over the casket and given to the next of kin following services
  • The Playing of Taps by a lone bugler or audio recording

Other Veteran Benefits

In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:

  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate. This is a certificate expressing the nation's recognition of the veteran's service. The veteran's name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the president. Certificates are issued in the name of honorably discharged, deceased veterans. Contact us for assistance in applying for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and we would be happy to guide you through the process.
  • Headstones or Markers. The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries.
  • Memorial Plots. If an eligible veteran's remains are not available for burial, the VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you wish to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA will provide the headstone or marker but not the plot itself.
  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery. This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave,a grave box, and perpetual care.
  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.

Additional Resources

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

To learn more about honoring and remembering our veterans, please contact us.

Cotter Funeral Homes & Crematory Locations

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Allouez/De Pere


860 N. Webster Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920) 336-8702

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711 Main Street
Wrightstown, WI 54180
Phone: (920) 532-4366

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536 County Road
Denmark, WI 54208
Phone: (920) 863-2411

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Cremation Center


115 N. Erie Street
De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920) 336-8702

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