If you are part of a military family, you know how hard that kind of life can be. When someone is deployed, it’s hard on them to be away from home, but it’s hard on the rest of the family, too. These families often have to move around the country, and even to other parts of the world. Life isn’t always easy, and yet they serve. When a veteran in your family passes away, you want nothing but the best for their final services. You might choose cremation service in Turtle Creek, PA for them, and that’s always honorable. But there are other things you can do for their memorial service that show your respect as well.
As part of the military, or as a veteran, you are able to ask two people in uniform to attend your loved one’s memorial service to carry out certain honors and traditions. One of the things they can do, if you wish, is play the song ‘Taps.’ If you are not able to have someone play live, you can still have the song played, even as a recording, to honor your loved one, their life, and their service.
When the two military professionals in uniform attend the service, they will drape a flag over your loved one’s casket during a funeral. For a cremation service, you can have the flag placed over a table with the urn on top, or even over the urn as it sits at the service. The military servicemen or women, as part of the service, will fold that flag in a ceremonial manner and present it to the family. Receiving the flag is a small thank you from the country and it can be very touching and symbolic. The flag is also a real keepsake as you move forward.
Your loved one might have a certain title, or have received certain honors from their military service. People attending their memorial service might like hearing about those things as not everyone may know the details. You can have them as part of the service, of you can place them in a bulletin for people to read. It was just a part of your loved one’s life, but it was an important part.
You could also have your loved one’s urn correlate to their military service. Urns can be customized in any way you want. You could get an urn with the American flag on it to show their patriotism, or you could engrave their title, their unit of service, or anything else you want on the urn.
When a loved one dies, you want to take care of their needs first and that might mean organizing a cremation service in Turtle Creek, PA. Once that is complete, you can have whatever kind of memorial you want at any time. But you might want to include military honors of some sort to honor your loved one’s service.