Mr. Murphy had been a Veteran for 50 years by the time he passed away at age 74. Like many veterans, he didn’t talk often about his service, but often did share how proud he was of serving his country. His time in the US Marine Corps earned him the benefits every Veteran is entitled to. Like many families, the Murphy’s were not aware of the benefits he earned and qualified for. It simply didn’t come up until Michael Gibbons at Gibbons Family Funeral Home in Chicago asked daughter Barbara, if her father had served. “Once Michael was aware my father served in the Marine Corps, the Gibbons took care of everything, letting us know what to bring in (discharge papers; DD-214) “
“It was a wonderful and pleasant thing to see my father honored for his service. We were so happy to be fully informed of what benefits he had earned those many years ago. We’re so grateful Michael asked us”, said Barbara, adding ” There was an amazing moment during the service, where 2 young Marines were ceremonially removing and folding the American Flag. From my perspective and vantage point, it appeared the flag was hovering above my father. It took my breath away, and made me appreciate him even more.”
A grateful nation thanks you for your service. A grateful family knows what these benefits mean to Veterans and Familes. A grateful and professional Funeral Director makes sure families are aware of all the benefits their loved one earned.
Veterans are entitled to many services including burial at no charge at a National Cemetery like the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. For additional information about Military benefits and honors, Pre-planning, At need planning or any questions you may have, contact us, 24 hours a day at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 773-777-3944 or visit www.gffh.com
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