You can still call SDMS and sign them up and they will be picked up by the Participating Mortuary of your choice when the body is ready for release.
The national cemeteries provide interment for qualified veterans at no cost. However, all veterans still need a mortuary for cremation or preparation for burial. These costs are covered by the responsible party, not the U.S government. Membership in the society will Read More →
Mortuary picks up the body, takes it to the mortuary, places it in an inexpensive casket, transports it to the cemetery.
Yes, you can sign up your relative as a member and receive all applicable discounts with a phone call (858-391-1267)
Total costs including the following: BURIAL - Gravesite, opening and closing, vault plus installation, endowment care, processing fee. MAUSOLEUM – Crypt, opening and closing, endowment care, processing fee. NICHE FOR CREMAINS – Niche, opening and closing, endowment care, processing fee.
Yes, there are additional charges if the person weighs more than 300 pounds. Please advise the mortuary because there are also special considerations for body pickup.
The cost of the cemetery is usually the deciding factor. Example: You can be cremated for less than $700, but the cost of a cemetery plot can range from $6,000 to $15,000 or more with the added expense of the opening Read More →