By CARL STODDARD
Capital News Service
LANSING — More than 640,000 veterans live in Michigan, and nearly all are entitled to a benefit reserved for them — burial at a national cemetery with military honors. But many Michigan veterans are unaware of that benefit or many others available to them. In Michigan, burials are provided at two national cemeteries operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
● The Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Township, about 15 miles south of Flint. ● The Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, about 6 miles west of Battle Creek. At both cemeteries, burials as well as headstones or markers are offered at no charge to veterans and their spouses.