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County veterans office offering burial planning seminar

To help local veterans and their families explore their funeral benefits, the Livingston County Veteran Services Office is hosting a burial planning seminar on January 18th.

From burial benefits that can help service members, veterans, and their family members plan and pay for a burial or memorial service, to memorial items, and possible monetary benefits, local officials say there are many options veterans have.

“It is a difficult time when someone passes,” said Ramon Baca, Veteran Services Director. “Knowing this information beforehand can help a family tremendously and our veterans can have a proper burial.”

The seminar will also include information from Borek Jennings Funeral Homes and Attorney Glenn Matecun.

Community members who are veterans or know a veteran and would like to attend the next burial planning seminar at the Livingston County Veteran Services classroom on January 18th, 2023 at 3pm, are asked to call (517) 295-0705 to RSVP for the event. They can also visit Veteran Services at 1420 Lawson Drive or Borek Jennings at 1700 West Highland Road (both in Howell, MI 48843). The direct number to Veteran Services is (517) 546-6338. The direct number to Borek Jennings is (517) 546-0100.

 On October 26th, 2022, Veteran Services held their first planning seminar and 36 veterans and their family members were in attendance.

“We are pleased that this event was so successful! We look forward to conducting the seminar again in the hope that the information reaches the masses,” said Baca.

Additionally, on November 10th, the Office and local veterans took a bus tour to the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI where they were guided by the Lead Cemetery Representative.

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