Overview

Serving More Veterans Than Any Other Provider

Because Riverside Memorial Chapel and its affiliates serve more veterans than any other funeral service provider, our professionals are experts in veterans’ burial benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. That means when you choose Riverside Memorial Chapel, you can be confident you’ll understand what your VA burial benefits include and how to apply for them.  Plus, we take great pride in providing veterans with respectful, dignified funerals and burials befitting of their service. Knowledge of veterans’ burial benefits and  military funeral honors is just one reason so many veterans choose Riverside Memorial Chapel.

Other offerings demonstrating our support of veterans and military personnel include:

  • Educational resources such as the Veterans Planning Guide.

  • Free seminars for Veteran Organizations’ members and their spouse.
With their distinctive expertise, care and compassion, Riverside Memorial Chapel professionals are the right choice for veterans, active military personnel and their families. You honored your country with your service. Now let your funeral service honor you. To receive a free Veterans Planning Guide, contact Riverside Memorial Chapel at 212 362-6600. One of Riverside Memorial Chapel’s licensed directors will gladly deliver and review the guide with you, so you can take advantage of all the VA burial benefits you earned through your service.

As a Veteran, You Know the Importance of Being Prepared

Whether it's a military operation, a family vacation or a remodeling project, you know how important it is to plan in advance.

Your funeral service is no different. There are dozens upon dozens of decisions that must be made, and by making them now you have added peace of mind that everything will be right. And making your final arrangements today will help protect your family from some of the emotional and financial burdens that often occur after the loss of a loved one.

When you plan your funeral service in advance, you’ll have the opportunity to become informed about your options and their various costs, putting you in full control of your services. You’ll be able to select funeral services that will truly have meaning to you and your family while properly honoring your military service.

Like any special event, a funeral service gives your family and friends time to support each other, to share memories and to celebrate your life. You can – and should – plan your service to include photographs, favorite music, special readings, military medals and honors, and the involvement of family members, friends and military comrades.

Consider these questions:

  • What type of funeral service do you want?

  • What military protocols or traditions do you want incorporated into your service?

  • Are there special photographs or medals you wish to have displayed?

  • What type of casket do you want?

  • What music would you like to have played?

  • Will it be a private family service, or open to all?

  • Do you want your military service reflected on your headstone?

  • Is your family aware of your wishes?

These and other questions will help you plan the funeral service that’s right for you. To schedule a personal consultation with a funeral service professional at no cost and no obligation, call 212 362-6600.