The Veterans' Assistance Commission is a unit of county government dedicated to providing services to veterans and their families. There are no charges for these services. Families and survivors of deceased veterans are entitled to certain honors and benefits. You should contact your local VA's office.
The Department of Veterans Affairs make available to families and survivors of a deceased veteran with an honorable discharge Graveside Honors. These Honors would be rendered by a local Military Reserve Unit. And, an American Flag may be furnished. Your funeral director will help you with these.
Also available would be a bronze Grave Marker or a bronze Medallion. Markers are like flat headstones and these would be installed at the opposite end of the headstone. Medallions can be affixed to headstones or crypt fronts. The VA will only render one Honor, not both. To receive this Honor, contact your VA office to fill out an application. You must bring in a Death Certificate and Military Discharge papers. A foundation fee will be due the cemetery. Up to $100 of this fee will be reimbursed to you directly from the VA's office.