Veterans should be honored, both in death and in life. There are many services that are offered exclusively for the funeral services of veterans. These honors are generally bestowed at no extra cost to the family of the individual. A basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony involves the traditional folding of the American flag and the presentation of that flag to the veteran’s next of kin. This ceremony also includes the playing of Taps. The type of honors bestowed on the veteran will be determined based on the status of the veteran. The flags are provided at no cost to the family of the veteran. These services are not provided only to veterans who died in active duty, but are available to all veterans with honorable discharge.
In addition to the relevant ceremony, the Department of Veteran Affairs will also provide Government headstones to eligible veterans at no additional cost to applicants. These headstones help to provide a permanent memorial for those who served their country. The department will even provide Government issued headstones to mark unmarked graves of deceased veterans, regardless of their date of death.
A funeral director can help to make the necessary arrangements for a veteran’s funeral services. This will ensure that these honors can be bestowed on the veteran without any inconvenience to the family of the deceased. Additionally, a funeral director will be able to provide you with superior guidance regarding the different services you wish to hold for your loved one. You may wish to hold a celebration of life ceremony in addition to the traditional funeral services or use some other combination of services and arrangements. Our compassionate, experienced professionals at Russon Mortuary & Crematory can provide you with this guidance. To learn more about the services that we offer, contact us today!