Military Services and What to Know

Published: April 11, 2022
by Paul R. Young Funeral Home

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When you start making arrangements for a loved one who served their country, it is a good idea to consider military services. There are many different options you can turn to and lots of ways to honor someone who served their country, so be sure that you learn a bit about the options you have. If you want to offer your loved one military services but you are not sure what to expect from them, there are some things that providers of cremation services in Cincinnati, OH want you to know.

One of the first things you have to do when planning a service for a loved one who served in the military is to gather all of the information that proves the person served. There will be many arrangements that will require this, so you want to have the information in order. If you do not know what you need to gather, you can turn to a funeral home director to help you with all of this, because they have experience.

Another thing you want to remember is that you can add the information on their service to their obituary. That is something that can let people know how they served and it can honor them correctly. If possible, you can also choose to include a picture of the person wearing their uniform. You want to mention any special honors they received and how long they served. If you are planning to include military traditions in the service you are having for the person, you can also include that in the obituary.

At the service, you can choose to give the person some traditional honors. Some of the most popular choices you have are to have the flag folded by two active members of the military while someone plays “Taps”. You can also include gun salutes and military music. There are lots of things you can do in honor of someone who was in the military, so be sure to consider all of these and ask providers of funerary services for help.

You can choose to have the person buried in a veterans cemetery. This is an option that lots of families choose. If you do want to go for this, you want to let the VA know as soon as possible so that they can see if there is space in the cemetery of your preference. The VA will also take care of the cost of burial and of the marker.

If you want to honor your loved one in a way that respects their military service, these are all important things to remember. You can offer them burial at a national cemetery, an obituary that mentions their service, and much more. If you want to know more about the options you have, you can reach out to a Cincinnati, OH cremation services provider like us. Our team is here to help you with all of the arrangements you need to make for your loved one. Call us right now or visit us today to learn more.

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