About Us

The Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group

Headquartered in Beaumont, Texas, was founded in 1988 by the Vietnam Veterans, Chapter 348, in Orange, Texas and has since become an independent group. Since formation the group has participated in excess of 4000 services.

It was chartered as a non-profit organization by the State of Texas in 1988.To date, the SETVSG has rendered honors at over 4000 funeral services.  The SETVSG’s final salute to fellow comrades-in-arms brings solace and comfort to the family members left behind. It gives them the assurance that the service of their loved one was appreciated by the nation so much that a dozen or so fellow servicemen turned out in uniform to perform the ceremony.

The mission is to simply render the final salute to the veterans; however, each service demands the highest caliber of performance from each member.  The mission of the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group is to provide military funeral honors and memorial services for deceased veterans who have been discharged from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable at no charge to the veteran’s family. Honors include members of each branch of service, a spokesperson who speaks of the services of the deceased while serving in the military, a three volley rifle salute, the playing of Taps and the formal presentation of the United States flag to the next of kin.

Even though uniforms are furnished by the SETVSG, members are expected to maintain their uniforms and accessories in the best condition possible at their own cost so that their appearance reflects positively upon the organization. All members take personal and justifiable pride in their appearance, military dress and the wearing of their awarded military decorations and medals.

All of the services performed by the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group are free of charge to the veteran’s families. The SETVSG is a non-profit 501c(19) tax-exempt organization and receives its funding from fund-raisers, donations from civic and military associations and donations from individuals who appreciate and understand the importance of its mission. Donations, which can be claimed as a charitable donation for tax purposes, may be sent to: Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group, P. O. Box 12352 Beaumont, Texas 77726.

 “We pride ourselves in still being able to pay the final act of respect for our departed comrades and strive to bring a measure of solace to their families. We know and accept the fact in the end, like in the profession of arms, we can only count on each other. In our Nation’s present circumstances we encourage all Americans to do the same.”