For those who served their country, there are certain traditions that should be honored when planning a memorial service. To help ensure the smooth planning and implementation of these traditional services, it’s best to work with a funeral director who has particular expertise in this area. Here’s a look at five important aspects of a military service.
Burial in a National Cemetery
In the Pacific Northwest, an esteemed military resting place is Tahoma National Cemetery, which rests in the shadow of Mount Rainier. It’s also desirable because it is easily accessible for loved ones living near Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma.
Playing of Taps
The playing of this sentimental song during military services dates all the way back to the mid-1800s. Your funeral director can make plans for a military bugler to come to the funeral to play it.
Flag Folding Ceremony
As part of the planning for this time-honored commemoration, your funeral director can make arrangements for it to be done by an active member of whichever branch of the military you prefer to be represented at the funeral.
Presidential Memorial Certificate
A certificate that is signed by the president offers another important commemorative aspect to the service.
When you work with a funeral home that regularly oversees military services, you can trust that there will be an understanding amongst the staff that every soldier is deserving of a distinguished funeral. In the event that there are financial challenges, a payment plan can be arranged that makes it easier to budget.
If you’re looking for assistance with a military service, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral director. For a funeral home in Everett, Mukilteo, Tulalip, Stanwood, Monroe, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Sultan, Arlington, and Marysville, Washington, the trusted name is Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County at 1-888-381-6993. Funeral Alternatives also provides funeral home services in Seattle and King County. Feel free to contact Funeral Alternatives with any questions that you might have about planning a service.