Military Honors

By: David Tindall
Friday, September 16, 2016

The United States of America offers military honors upon family’s requests for every eligible veteran. They provide a dignified military funeral with full honors at no cost as a way to show the nations profound appreciation to the veterans who have served our country, faithfully and courageously. At a minimum of a two person uniformed detail to honor the veteran who has passed away, there are a series of events that take place, alongside the immediate family of the deceased.

The program inaugurated is referred to as “Honoring Those Who Serve” and the following are performed in this ceremony at graveside:

 

The honor guards will fold the American flag and the highest ranking officer, usually being the veterans parent service rep, will present the flag to the next of kin or in some cases, the family.

 

On the day the burial takes place, the U.S flag is lowered to half-mast to honor the veteran and pay the nations respect. As the ceremony comes to an end, salutes show the honor and respect given to the veteran who has sacrificed their life in service.

 

Although some differences may appear in ceremonies held by a private service, in which some cases the funeral home may handle some duties, every detail of the ceremony is fulfilled with deep condolences and a dignified military service the veteran is entitled to have for their dedication and sacrifice.

 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to the professionals at Tindall Funeral Home, you can contact us here

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