WHY CHOOSE A NATIONAL CEMETERY? BECAUSE YOU’VE EARNED IT.

You can save 100% of private cemetery costs when you choose a national cemetery. The grave space, opening-and-closing, grave liner, marker, and perpetual care at a private cemetery for two people can cost over $15,000! Fort Logan National Cemetery is FREE.

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“What are my VA Burial Benefits?”

“What are my VA Burial Benefits, exactly?”

Good question- this is on the minds of many veterans and their families.
VA Burial Benefits can range from a national cemetery grave space to cash benefits. Generally, Veterans are entitled to:
Cash Benefits after death
Transportation Allowance
Burial in a national cemetery
Headstone or marker
Military Honors
Burial Flag
Presidential Memorial Certificate
Certain conditions must be met. For more information, contact All Veterans Funeral & Cremation at 303-234-0911.

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“Am I eligible for Burial at Ft. Logan?”

“Am I eligible for Burial at Ft. Logan? I served my 2-year enlistment in the U.S. Army and never saw combat. What about my wife?

Thank you for your service to our country. You are most likely eligible for Ft. Logan Burial. Here are the conditions to be met:
1. Honorably discharged veteran, serving any length of active duty time before 9/7/80.
2. Veterans entering service after this time must complete 24 months of continuous active duty, or for the full time for which the person was called to active duty, during conflict.
3. Spouses and dependent children are eligible under the veteran’s eligibility if the above conditions are met.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us: 303-234-0911

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Do I call Ft. Logan to schedule a service?

All Veterans Funeral & Cremation handles ALL details related to scheduling and coordinating national cemetery burials and services. Whether it is Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery, or any other national cemetery in the country, All Veterans Funeral & Cremation will handle this detail for you. All Veterans will also coordinate all available military honors.

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How do I get the flag?

Question: My father is a Navy Veteran and we plan to call All Veterans when the time comes. My question is, where do we get the flag and can I get an extra flag for my sister? -Ron G., Denver, Colorado

Answer: Dear Sir, excellent question. Deceased veterans are entitled to one U.S. Burial Flag. All Veterans Funeral & Cremation will obtain the flag for the family at no cost. Once we receive the flag, the flag will be pressed and draped over the casket of the veteran. In the case of cremation, we will fold the flag in the traditional triangular pattern to be placed next to the urn. The flag will then be presented to the family by a member of the U.S. Militar Honor Guard. If no service has been requested, a member of All Veterans Funeral & Cremation will present the folded flag to a designated member of the family.

For additional information, you may wish to visit the VA National Cemetery Administration “Burial Flags” page: http://www.cem.va.gov/burial_benefits/burial_flags.asp

Please extend our heartfelt thanks to your father for his service to our country.

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National Cemetery, Colorado Springs- updates

In January, 2014, VA purchased 374 acres of land in southeast Colorado Springs. This will be Colorado’s third national cemetery, officially named Pikes Peak National Cemetery in May of 2016. The initial phase of construction will begin in 2017 with burials beginning in early 2018. Honorably discharged veterans, spouses, and dependent children will be eligible for interment of casketed or cremated remains.

NOTICE: Pikes Peak National Cemetery is not accepting reservations. To pre-plan burial or services at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, contact All Veterans Funeral & Cremation at 719.444.0200.

Visit http://www.allveterans.com/coloradospringsnationalcemetery/ for up-to-date cemetery information.

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Veterans Day 2016 Open House

Join us this Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 for an Open House at our Colorado Springs location, 6922 N. Academy Blvd. Drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for VA Burial Benefit presentations, refreshments, and a tour of our military mini-museum.

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Alvin James Miller

Alvin (Al) James Miller was born in Hastings, Michigan on August 19, 1954 to G. Forest Miller and M. Betty Miller, the 9th of their 11 children. Alvin died November 5, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Al was a gentle giant of a man. Always caring for others. His battle with cancer ended too soon, leaving family and friends to mourn their loss.

He attended school in Hastings, Michigan.

Alvin enlisted in the United States Army on November 4, 1971 and was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany for most of his enlistment. Alvin was discharged from the United States Army on October 30, 1974. Alvin then returned to Hastings, Michigan where he worked for Bradford & White for many years. There, he formed a close bond with his many coworkers. Alvin left again with his bride, Renee, to live the happiest 5 years of his life in Aurora, CO in October of 2011. There, he worked for Wally Park as a shuttle bus driver for airport customers. Alvin was dearly loved by his many passengers, employers and co-workers. Alvin loved his time at Wally Park.

Alvin was proceeded in death by his parents, G. Forest and M. (Betty) Miller, maternal and paternal grandparents and brothers Loren Miller and Lyle Miller.

Survivors include his wife Renee Elizabeth Mondragon-Miller of Aurora, Colorado, son; Jaden Miller (Michelle) and children; Madison, Braxton, Jayda, Brooklyn, Sophia, son; Jason Miller (Kimberly) and children; Alex, Logan and Emma, two step daughters; Dorothy Smith (Tony), Barbara Jean Minshall (Carson) and Coraline, two stepsons; John Allen and Criss Mondragon. Alvin is survived by sisters; Wilna Miller Bertrand (Robert), Arlene Miller Maloney (Jim), Marylynn Miller Wright (Bruce), Jean Miller Shoemaker, Elaine Miler Eckman (Patrick), June Miller Miles (Terrance), brothers; Vern Miller (Kris), and Alton Miller (Rhoda), several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Alvin loved to collect vinyl albums and spent time listening to music, Al was a man of faith, and he was an accomplished carpenter building several planters and picture frames for his home in Aurora, and was a top-notch mechanic able to fix anything with an engine, and he enjoyed going to car shows. Gardening was another of his passions and Alvin loved working in the lawn, having great success with the various vegetables he grew annually. Most of all he loved spending time on his Harley.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Alvin in Hastings, Michigan on December 3, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Hope United Methodist Church with the Pastor Randall Bertrand officiating. Military Honors will participate in the celebration.

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