At Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes we "champion" the Veterans Memorial Program for Athens and surrounding areas. We use the word "champion" intentionally, because we feel that the men and women who have served our country including those currently serving today are our real "champions."
We meet with veterans and their spouses in homes and at organizations to make them aware of the benefits available to them. Lord & Stephens also leads bus tours to the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, so that veterans can get all their questions answered. However, due to continued Covid restrictions, these tours have not resumed as of yet (July 2022). We look forward to offering these trips again as soon as restrictions are eased.
In addition to the VA benefits, we also have an "in-house" Veterans Benefits package to those who pre-plan and pre-pay that provides significant savings and merchandise to you and your spouse. With your DD-214, our package to you includes:
- Discount on funeral services for veteran and spouse
- Free personalization of casket or urn
- Free oak or cherry flag case
- Free grave space for veteran at Athens Memory Gardens in our veterans section