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Memorials and survivor benefits 

While May holds as a significant holiday to remember our veterans it also brings awareness to the survivors to carry on their legacy, estate, and benefits.

Sabrina N. Young is 2x Veteran of OIF wartime stationed at Fort. Hood, Texas. Currently serving as the VFW Post #1820 Service Officer she assists with survivor benefits and ensuring the memorialized veteran has received all of their benefits. Looking back you should have received 

Presidential Certificates, The American Flag (and a case), Burial Reimbursement or Fema Reimbursement if died from Covid-19, Military Honors , Headstone/footstone or medallion for the headstone, a service organization correspondence/gifts. Changed over your deers card, a lump sum payment from social security of $255.00, have the children enrolled for college under veteran’s education bills, maybe a survivors pension or taken claim to the military insurance from when they were enlisted, back paid on a claim they have submitted before they had passed away. If you have not received any of these please contact me to schedule an appointment to ensure you have received these items. 

Some other ways to consider carrying on their legacy is by registering for the Patriot Way Brick Walk hosted through the Belton Chamber of Commerce for your veteran/soldier. The Ceremony will take place on Veterans Day across from the Belton Chamber of Commerce each personalized brick is $50.00. 

Join us in January of every year at VFW Post #1820 in Temple, Texas for the Presidential Certificate Ceremony welcoming all families who have not received their certificates to be formally presented during the ceremony.  

Would you like a free “Bell Ringing Ceremony” scheduled at any Bell County Cemetery to honor your loved one? Please call to schedule 254.401.1302 hosted throughout the year.  

Rucks on Main will be held in Downtown Temple. Walking with 40lbs of canned goods in ruck to remember our loved ones on Memorial Day. Please sign up on facebook events page to be a walker, sponsor, volunteer. Etc. 

The Veterans Land Board has a memorial site in which for free you can upload the story, and picture of your loved one on their website as long as they are buried in a state/national/federally approved cemetery. 

A Legacy Tree Planting at Young’s Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center for $175.00  A Tree with a memorial plaque will rest along the property to honor your veteran This fund helps a local veteran owned funeral home supporting families through offering free veteran assisted services listed above