Generally all honorably discharged veterans are entitled to a flag and military honors. However since military honors are generally conducted by volunteer veterans themselves, availability cannot be guaranteed at the day and time of your request. If burial is in a place other than a natonal or state veterans cemetery, then a military headstone may also be requested through the VA. A Presidential Memorial Certificate signed by the current President on engraved paper may also be requested to honor the memory of a deceased veteran.
Most honorably discharged veterans are entitled to free burial and headstone in a national cemetery, such as Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington. Tahoma provides options for both cremated and casketed remains. It is one of more than 130 national cemeteries across the country which provide thousands of dollars of savings to the families of veterans. While these federally-maintained facilities receive high satisfaction ratings, a fraction of eligible veterans and spouses use them. More information regarding VA Burial and Memorial Benefits is available online.
For those veterans living in Eastern Washington, there is also the option of the Washington State Veterans Cemetery at Medical Lake near Spokane. This cemetery is a joint partnerships between the VA and the State of Washington. Burial and a headstone is free for veterans. A $300 fee is collected for the burial of a spouse or dependent child.