Great attention to detail is put forth in a veteran’s service here at Bucktrout and we can assure proper ceremony and respect to our heroes is superior. We work with local bases, veterans groups and the Patriot Guard to ensure the greatest dignified ceremony.

Mr. Jim Altmeyer, Sr. is a Vietnam War veteran and a 1961 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY. Following his time at West Point, he went on to further military training, including U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools. While serving his country, Mr. Altmeyer had a distinguished 11-year military career, where his numerous combat awards included among others a Silver Star, three Bronze Stars and six Air Medals. During his three tours of duty in Vietnam he served as a helicopter door gunner, a company commander in the 1st Infantry Division and the military assistant to Ambassadors Ellsworth Bunker and Charles Whitehouse at the American Embassy. Altmeyer is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and served three years on the staff at the U.S. Military Academy from 1968 to 1971. Mr. Altmeyer has continued his association with the military and currently serves as a member of an advisory committee to the Secretary of the Veterans Administration.


At Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, we value the sacrifice our veterans and their families made to preserve our freedom. We honor their service by extending a 10% discount to all veterans who preplan with us. At the service, we give veterans’ families a folded flag and military honors, if applicable. We arrange burials and inurnments at Arlington National Cemetery, Quantico National Cemetery, and Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. We have many retired veterans from several different military branches that are dedicated and knowledgeable to help you and your family.

Our veterans will forever be remembered in the hearts of all Americans, most of all in the hearts of their families.

Bucktrout was honored to be the first funeral home in Virginia to have a Missing in America Project ceremony, laying to rest veterans whose remains have yet to be laid to rest.