If you, or your spouse, are a veteran, we make all the necessary arrangements for you with the National Cemetery of your choice.
We are committed to honoring the Veterans of our Armed Forces and their families with honor, dignity, compassion, and integrity.
Affinity will coordinate all services and make the necessary arrangements with clergy, church, and cemetery officials at a local military cemetery:
- Fort Harrison National Cemetery
- Richmond National Cemetery
- Hebrew National Cemetery
We’re dedicated to helping military families through the process of obtaining government benefits for funerary services.
The National Defense Authorization Act (2000) provides every armed forces veteran and member the right to be buried with patriotic flourishes by a military honor guard.
Each eligible veteran will receive a basic military funeral honor ceremony at no cost to the family. This includes:
- Members of the military serving as pallbearers
- Folding and presentation of the United States burial flag
- Sounding of Taps
In some circumstances, a 21-gun salute (rifle volley) is included as well.
Here are some resources to help grieving family members of veterans:
The Department of Veterans Affairs Bereavement Counseling provides bereavement support to children, parents, and spouses of National Guard, reserve, or active-duty members who die while on military duty.
Vets4Warriors is a peer-support network that provides immediate and direct access to someone who understands the challenges faced by grieving family members.
AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services (ACCESS) helps family members who have lost a loved one in a private, commercial, or military aviation tragedy.
Open to Hope offers books, podcasts, television, and article bereavement support and will allow you to share your story to help others through the healing process.
See What Others Have to Say
“When my Mom passed in February we were fortunate to come in contact with Affinity Funeral Service.
They were very caring for us at a very difficult time. They made it easy to understand all the options available…”
– Ron D.
“I was very pleased with the services provided by Affinity Funeral Service. Their facility is beautiful. It was the perfect place to hold a viewing for people in need of closure prior to the graveside service. They were very accommodating to our needs…”
– Susan C.
“Josh and Kimberly at Affinity were professional but caring. They were compassionate in all arrangements. It was as if family were helping me make the arrangements for my husband. Thank you Affinity for being in Richmond!”
– Janet L.
Family Owned and Operated
At Affinity Funeral Service, we are proud to be family-owned and operated. We are committed to comforting families in their time of loss and meeting their needs in the most professional and compassionate way.
To serve families in their time of need is a privilege; when families call us, they trust us in a unique and sacred way. In other words, a call to our family firm forms a special covenant, which we pledge to honor by serving others with our utmost effort, compassion, and integrity.
We aim to serve the Greater Richmond Area and surrounding counties by providing a service that honors the life of a loved one. From the simplest burial and cremation services to complete traditional and non-traditional funerals, Affinity Funeral Service can assist families with any and all decisions.
Our staff is well equipped to help you and your families deal with any type of life insurance that your loved one may have had. Whether you choose to fund funeral expenses or not through a life insurance policy, we promise to assist you in ensuring that the appropriate documentation for each policy is taken care of.