It wasn’t long ago that we did not have a nearby National Cemetery to offer to our veterans and their families. That all changed a relative few years ago when the Joliet Arsenal property was converted to the hallowed and sacred ground now known as Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.
And what a wonderful earned benefit it has been for our Veterans who demonstrated their deep rooted love for their country and her citizens. Burial expenses for a Veteran, their spouse, and dependent children are covered in full, saving thousands of dollars in burial expenses. There is also a Colombrium for the internment of cremation remains at the national cemetery. These services come with full military services to our honorably discharged veterans, almost always from their branch of the service. Veterans who have attended services there often decide right then that this will be their final resting place.
Many Veterans and their families are not aware of all of their earned benefits, and it is the mission of our Knollcrest/Steuerle Chapel Family to ensure they are not only aware of them, but that they receive them. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously for the men and women who have sacrificed so much on our behalf.
If a Veteran/Family chose another cemetery m Veterans are entitled to an American Flag, a headstone, and a member of their branch of the Armed Services to attend and play “Taps” to honor your Veteran loved one. Knollcrest and Steuerle will make all of the arrangements to notify the Veterans Administration to ensure these earned benefits are carried out.
“Veterans are among the most special people among us, having made sacrifices for the benefit of all of us. It is our duty to honor theirs and make sure everything we can do to honor that service is seen to” are the words of Robert Van Staalduinen, Owner and Funeral Director at Knollcrest Funeral Home and Steeuerle Chapel, adding “It’s an extreme Honor to serve them on their way home”.
For a full explanation and consultation on Veteran’s benefits or any funeral services, assistance at-need, or you’re considering pre-planning, please contact us. There is no obligation in either instance. We’re here to help no matter what time of day or night you need us. For Knollcrest, phone us at 630.932.1500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , To Connect with Knollcrest Funeral Home: