The Beaver County Veterans Affairs Office is responsible for compiling and maintaining a record of those veterans buried in the county. The records begin with the veterans who served in the Revolutionary War.
Burial Allowance: Beaver County pays $100 payable to the next of kin, towards the funeral expenses of an honorably discharged war-time veteran at the time of death. Must be a resident of the county.
In addition, the county pays $100 to the next of kin for the surviving spouse of the war-time veteran at the time of her death.
The legal residence shall be construed as synonymous with “domicile” and is hereby defined as actual residence, coupled with the intention that it shall be permanent, or a residence presently fixed with no definite intention of changing it or returning to a former residence at some future point.
Headstone Allowance: The county will pay up to a $50 allowance for the foundation and installation of the free federal headstone for war-time veterans. Or, military lettering on a private headstone for war-time veterans.
Flag Holder: Beaver County provides flags and flag holders for the grave sites of all veterans. The flags and holders are placed by local American Legion posts, VFW posts and volunteers prior to Memorial Day.
Recording Military Discharge Paperwork: All military discharge paperwork (DD214) will be recorded free of charge by the county’s Recorder of Deeds. The discharge will be permanently recorded. The records are not available to the general public. All requests for copies must come through the Veterans office. It is strongly recommended that every veteran record their military discharge.
Veterans are classified for wartime service depending upon when, not where they served:
August 2, 1990, to cessation of hostilities as determined by U. S. Government, including Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom
August 5, 1964 through May 7, 1975 (November 1, 1955 to May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served “in country Vietnam”)
June 27, 1950 through January 31, 1955
World War II
December 7, 1941 through December 31, 1946