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Criteria for indigent burials:

 

  • The veteran must be willfully abandoned by his legal next of kin and legally declared indigent by competent authority to include those with legal authority over the veteran’s remains, and

  • The veteran must have an income, to the best of our knowledge, of less than $2,000 each month to include, but not limited to military retirement, VA disability compensation, and social security, and

  • The Grave Diggers will offer no more than the standard rate for funeral services for a single veteran of approximately $1000, negotiable downward, and

  • The next of kin or administrator must understand Grave Digger Funds will not cover hospital bills, and

  • As outlined in a letter of authorization or other legal document, the Post Quartermaster must be able to claim the veteran’s burial benefit on behalf of the indigent veteran to reimburse the fund and help future indigent veterans.

A brief history of VFW Post 2485's association with Clark Veterans Cemetery

 

Care and maintenance of the Clark Veterans Cemetery was not arranged during the transfer of the United States Air Force at Clark to the Philippine government in 1991. No federal funding was provided and the cemetery was administered and cared for by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2485 in Angeles City through voluntary efforts and donations until assumption and responsibility by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) in December, 2013. 

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Help get behind the Grave Digger program and help them continue offering their services to our fallen Comrades by joining and/or donating, and continuing their mission to insure that 'No Veteran Shall Be Forgotten'.  Those donations are funding specific activities in assisting indigent Veterans burial and maintenance service and maintenance of Honor Guard equipment. 

 

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Thank you for joining the Grave Diggers Program. This program is

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