What’s Included in Military Themed Funerals at Funeral Homes?

Posted June 15, 2020

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If you’re getting ready to lay a loved one who served in the military to rest, most funeral homes in Clearwater, FL will be able to help you out. But if you and your family want to make sure that your loved one gets the patriotic sendoff they deserve, you should work exclusively with a funeral home that caters to veterans and the military community. They’ll be able to set your loved one up with a military themed funeral that is different from a traditional funeral. Find out what is included in this type of funeral service below.

Branch-of-service themed casket

One of the biggest things that sets a military themed funeral apart from a traditional funeral is the casket. When you’re holding a military themed Clearwater, FL funeral service for a loved one who served in one of the branches of the military, you’ll be able to get your hands on a casket created just for them. There are branch-of-service themed caskets designed specifically for the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. You’ll love being able to lay your loved one to rest in a casket that calls to mind their military service.

Preparation for open casket viewing and a viewing itself

Oftentimes, those families holding military themed funerals want to have a viewing for their loved one. They want other people to be able to come out and pay their respects to their loved one. When you have a military themed funeral for your loved one, a funeral home will embalm and prepare your loved one’s body so that it’s all ready to go for their viewing. They’ll also help arrange a viewing that will be held for one hour prior to your loved one’s funeral service.

Funeral service held at a church or graveside

A military themed funeral obviously includes a funeral service just like a traditional funeral does. It’ll look and feel the same as a traditional funeral for the most part, and it can be held at a church or graveside just like a traditional funeral. But there will be some small wrinkles included that will highlight your loved one’s military service.

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To make sure that a military themed funeral goes according to plan, a funeral home will appoint a special funeral director to help make the right arrangements for it. This funeral director will have extensive experience when it comes to working closely with veterans and military families. They’ll be able to coach you through the process of planning a military themed funeral from start to finish and will answer any questions you might have about how everything will work.

Veterans Funeral Care can assist both veterans and non-veterans with making Clearwater, FL funeral arrangements. But we’re the only funeral home built to provide funeral services to the veteran and military community. This allows us to provide families with military themed funerals. Call us to learn more about how they work and what will be included in them.

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