The John A. Freyvogel Sons Funeral Home has a proud tradition of conducting dignified, military-style funerals with Honor Guard for veterans of the United States Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In 1921, funeral services, for the first fallen Soldier of World War I, were led by our founder, and grandfather, John A. Freyvogel. Our funeral directors can assist you with Veterans benefits information.
For information about Veteran's Benefits and Services,
Contact our office at 1-412-621-1665, or visit the links below.
The VA provides an American Flag to U.S. veterans who received an honorable discharge.
Flag Cases, in a variety of speciality woods and styles, may be ordered at an additional cost.
The VA provides headstones and markers for graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries. Flat bronze, flat granite, flat marble, upright granite and upright marble types are available to mark the grave in a style consistent with the place of burial.
A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of deceased Veterans who are eligible for burial in a national cemetery.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers the PMC program by preparing the certificates which bear the current President's signature expressing the country's grateful recognition of the Veteran's service in the United States Armed Forces.
A PMC is authorized for Veterans who are eligible for burial in a national cemetery by reason of any of paragraphs (1), (2), (3), or (7) of section 2402(a) of title 38 U.S. Code §112.
An eligible recipient (i.e., next of kin, a relative or friend upon request, or an authorized service representative acting on behalf of such relative or friend) may apply for a PMC by completing a VA Form 40-0247, Presidential Memorial Certificate Request Form. More than one PMC may be requested. To expedite the processing of the claim, please submit the Veteran's military discharge documents and death certificate. Do not send original documents, as they will not be returned.
For information about Veterans Burial Benefits, please fill out the form below, or call 1-412-621-1665.
Funeral of first US Soldier casualty from WWI
Funeral led by founder, John A. Freyvogel, Sr., 1921
At John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., we have a proud tradition of providing funeral services to United States Veterans.
Funeral services, for the first fallen Soldier of World War I, were led by our founder, John A. Freyvogel, Sr. in 1921.