Hosting a Memorial Service for a Veteran

Personalizing a memorial service for a loved one who has passed is a touching way to celebrate the life that was lost. For those who have served our country, this is especially true. Whether your loved one served as a Marine, Navy Seal, Army, or Air force, they deserve the special honors for all of their sacrifice. When hosting a memorial service for a veteran, consider celebrating their life with what they will be remembered for. There are a number of ways you can incorporate their legacy into the memorial service. 

Bury Them in Uniform

A respectful and honorable way to remember a veteran is to bury them in their uniform. This is a personal choice that should be discussed among close family members if not mentioned in the deceased will or wishes. Burying a veteran in their uniform represents the proudness of their profession.  

Honor Their Sacrifices 

Veteran’s have spent a great deal of their lives standing for our country, making sacrifices for this country and its people. Their everlasting contribution to their career should be remembered. Consider displaying their medals and awards during the memorial service. It’s perfectly appropriate to display their medals, uniforms, pictures and achievements for their time in service.  

Hang the National Flag

When a veteran passes, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will provide your family with a free flag in their honor. If interested, head to your local post office to complete a form. The flag can then be draped over the casket at the funeral service. When working with Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Services, we will ensure to assist you with personalizing the memorial service to complete all wishes. 

If you are looking for ideas on celebrating the life your veteran lived, contact the friendly staff of Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Services. Our members will work closely with your family to ensure all wishes and needs are met, promising your veteran receives the caring send off they deserve. 

Diehl-Whittaker is a funeral service in Columbus, Ohio who makes every effort to reflect the quality of your loved one’s life. 

The care your family deserves, at a cost your family can afford. Contact us today for burial packages, cremation packages, and pre-planning assistance. 

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