Have you ever gotten a questioneer from a funeral home regarding preplanning your own funeral? A better question would be ” Have you ever filled out and returned said questioneer?” Of 1,000 questioneers sent out, 900 will hit the trash without ever being opened. Of the 100 left, 50 will be trashed after being opened but not read and the other 50 laid to the side for later reading. Of those 50, 35 will be filled out and returned. That makes me one of 3.5 percent. What got me to return said questioneer was one question. Are you an honorably discharged U.S. Veteran and if so would you like to save up to $10,000 on your funeral expenses? Besides the stats on questioneers returned, we found out that any honorably discharged veteran (not just combat veterans) and their spouse are elgible for burial in a national cemetery with 2 burial sites, 2 concrete vaults, 2 grave markers, 2 grave openings and 2 grave closings. The veteran is also eligible for a U.S. flag and a bronze medallion even if not buried in a national cemetery. I knew about the flag but all the other “benefits” were news to me. ‘Houda thunk’ you’d learn all this from a 10 minute meeting that lasted an hour and a half? The fun has begun.
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