San Mateo CVSO Celebrates the Life of Navy Veteran John Walsh 

John Walsh News Article 

Burial Reimbursement

VA will pay up to $2,000 toward burial expenses for deaths on or after September 11, 2001, or up to $1,500 for deaths prior to September 11, 2001. If the Veteran is buried in a VA national cemetery, some or all of the cost of transporting the deceased may be reimbursed.


A United States flag is provided, at no cost to drape the casket of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces.

It is furnished to honor the memory of a Veteran’s military service to his or her country.


CCVC (Central Coast Veterans Cemetery)

The Central Coast Veterans Cemetery is the second California Veterans Cemetery to be established and the opening ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. It is located in Seaside, CA.



The VA National Cemetery Administration maintains 136 cemeteries in 40 states. In California there are 9 National Cemeteries.

National Cemetery Scheduling Office:

Call (800) 535-1117 and follow the menu prompts. 

Presidential Memorial Certificate

A Veteran’s next of kin or family member can get a PMC, which is an engraved paper certificate signed by the current president.

You can apply for it in person at any VA regional office. Or, you can fill out and mail a PMC request form, along with a copy of the Veteran’s death certificate and discharge papers (DD214 or other separation documents).



The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death.


The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show the nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country.  This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to the veteran’s family.  By law, military units are required to provide, at a minimum, a two-person uniformed detail to present the core elements of the Funeral Honors ceremony to include the playing of Taps, Flag Folding and Flag Presentation.

To request Honor Guard services for funeral Honors, please use the list below to contact the appropriate military service Honor Guard detachment. Additionally, please have the service members discharge papers (DD 214) on hand at the time of request. Please note that Honor Guard requests must be processed through the service components and not through local veteran organizations.

1-888-634-7496 ‍


Air Force              


1-800-326-9631 (Primary)
1-916-380-8449 (Alternate)

Coast Guard
1-510-437-3712 (Northern California)
1-310-521-6087 (Southern California)







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