HOUSTON -- They deserve every bit of ceremony, but even the fallen are vulnerable to the government shutdown.
"When they hear that this might be a huge effect in a couple of weeks. What would anybody think? It is a shame," says Cheryl Whitfield who is the director of the National Memorial Ladies, a non-profit that aids families of veterans being laid to rest.
Representatives of Houston National Cemetery say they have been notified that the Veteran's Administration has funding to continue the 10 to 15 burials a day here until October 15th, after that they could be delayed.
"Wondering if a loved one is going to be buried that has served this country, has died for this country, has gone through hell and back for this country, for this to be a question. Is real disturbing," Whitfield says.
The same is true at all National Cemeteries around the country including Arlington National.
It is not just the fallen potentially affected, other military related impacts are already being felt.
For the first time that anyone here can remember, drills and training for Army Reservists and National Guard have been cancelled.
There is no money to pay the troops because the special military funding bill passed last week by Congress, only provides for active duty soldiers.
Reservists who may have been depending on those training paychecks will not get them.
"Now you are not only affecting my backyard and my freedoms. You are impacting everyone that fought for our freedoms. It is shameful," Whitfield says.
It is a question of respect.