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Death certificates for veterans will be provided at no expense to the veteran’s family. At the Council Meeting of June 4, 2012, the Westland, Michigan City Council passed their 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Fee Schedule which, in part, addresses the cost of birth and death certificates.
Upon the recommendation of the Westland City Clerk Eileen DeHart-Schoof and with the approval of Mayor William R. Wild, the family of any United States Veteran who dies within the City of Westland will no longer have to pay for any requested death certificates.
“Over the Memorial Day weekend, I tried to think of what I could do to show my gratitude for all that our veterans have done and given. Eliminating the cost of death certificates for any veteran who dies in the City of Westland is just a small token to the families of those who have given so much for our freedoms and liberties”, City Clerk Eileen DeHart-Schoof said. “I believe it is the very least and the last thing we can do to thank them for all they have sacrificed”, she stated.
We at Legal Help for Veterans, PLLC salute the City of Westland and Clerk DeHart-Schoof for this final tribute to veterans. We suggest everyone reading this blog send it along to their local clerk and start a nationwide movement for this final tribute delivered after TAPS has faded away.
For additional information, please contact City Clerk DeHart-Schoof at (734) 467-3184.