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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

For over 70 years and four generations Anthony P. Cappetta and family have been serving Chicago and neighboring suburbs throughout the entire funeral process. Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home and Cremation Services was established to meet the ever changes wishes and needs of the families in our community. Personalized, dignified, and affordable are the most important aspects of any funeral service, and that is what Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home is known for.

Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, with locations in Downers Grove and also Westmont, IL, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your support during this time of loss. Call any time, day or night, and you will not get an answering service. You will speak personally to Funeral Director, Tony Cappetta. Tony has been serving families for over 45 years. He understands that you need full support to prepare, plan and pay for funeral services for a lost loved one.Tony personally makes himself available to answer any question you may have.

“Hello, I’m Tony Cappetta. Providing Chicagoland families with a dignified burial or cremation services while remaining within a budget your family finds affordable is our mission. I can help you to understand the process and prices for our different funeral services and find the one that’s perfect for you and your family. For those families interested in pre arranging a funeral or simply asking questions, we can schedule an appointment at our funeral home or in the comfort of your own home. For our veterans, we can provide you with a complete listing of benefits offered to you as well as securing burial at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

We work very often with Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery and for our veterans and/or their spouses, we can provide information on securing grave site services, we can arrange for full military honors which include: the presentation of the American Flag, a 21 gun salute, and the bugler playing the Taps which really provides that veteran with a dignified funeral.” – Tony Cappetta

Call and speak with Tony today at (630) 852-8000 to schedule a visit or to start the process of making the perfect arrangements for yourself or a loved one. You can also visit www.westsuburbanfh.com to learn more.

The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is located at 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421. The grounds include approximately 982 acres of beautiful landscape in Elwood, Illinois, and are located approximately 50 miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois. Dedicated in 1999 by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration, the cemetery will provide 400,000 burial spaces when completed. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is located on the grounds of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant site, also known historically as the Joliet Arsenal. The cemetery is named after President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States and founder of the National Cemetery system and who is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery. In 2015 the first American federally approved monument honoring LGBT veterans was dedicated at the cemetery.

On Aug. 26, 2003 the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery inaugurated an all-volunteer Memorial Squad to assist in military honors. Frequently, the melodic sound of live Taps can be heard echoing throughout the cemetery grounds, otherwise, electronic Taps are available at three committal shelters. The DOD program, “Honoring Those Who Served,” calls for funeral directors to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran’s family. When requested, a detail consisting of at least two uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the veteran’s branch of service provide folding and presentation of the U.S. flag and can also play Taps, either by a high-quality recording or a bugler

Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran’s spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial. For more information visit https://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/abrahamlincoln.asp.

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Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home has locations in Downtown Downers Grove as well as Downtown Westmont.

Funeral Service visitors can reach Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery from either West Suburban Funeral Home location easily via car by making exiting south out of the parking lot and traveling south towards Darien to I-55 South.

Take I-55 south to County Highway 44 in Wilmington Township. Take the exit 241 from I-55 south and get on Co Hwy 44 for about 4 miles to Illinois 53 North. Turn LEFT onto IL-53 N and take 53 north about another 5 miles to W Hoff Road. Continue straight on to Abraham Lincoln Blvd where the destination will be on your right.

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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery