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What arrangements can a funeral home make for a military service? March 12, 2018

There are traditional aspects of a funeral for those who devoted their life to service for their country. To honor that sacrifice, these particular arrangements can be made by a funeral home to honor any member of the military, regardless of branch. Here’s a look at what is traditionally included in a military funeral

Flag Folding Ceremony

For this component of the commemoration, the funeral director can arrange to have an active member of any branch of the military come to the service to perform this touching and traditional ceremony.

Playing of Taps

The funeral director can also make plans for this mournful musical arrangement to be played by a bugler. This traditional composition has been played in the military for nearly a century and a half.

Burial in National Cemetery

In Western Washington, a highly dignified final resting place for soldiers is at Tahoma National Cemetery. Mount Rainier sits majestically above it and its location in the suburbs south of Seattle make it accessible for those in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area.

Presidential Memorial Certificate

A commemorative certificate that is signed by the current sitting president can also be provided as part of the service arrangements.

Financial Assistance

Your funeral director understands that every soldier deserves a memorable and dignified service. If finances are tight, a payment plan can be put in place that is more accommodating of your budget.

If you’re in need off assistance with planning a military service, be sure to get in touch with a reputable funeral director. For a funeral home in Everett, Stanwood, Granite Falls, Darrington, Lake Stevens, Sultan, 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, Kirkland, and Redmond. Feel free to contact Funeral Alternatives with any questions that you might have during your difficult time.

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