Military Funeral: Hero’s Honor, Nation’s Grief

June 18th, 2015 | Posted in Adult Cremation Urns    
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Military Hero’s Honor and Nation’s Grief at Funeral

The UK military service people stands at attention, the stars and stripes flag wave in the air breeze. The bugler blows at funeral and the mournful notes of “Taps” echo through the cemetery, surreal and familiar; tragic and comforting.

This is the process of how United Kingdom gives honor to military hero’s who passed away. The department of UK Defense will pay the funeral service cost who are eligible.

Eligibility for Military Funeral Honors

Some military service employees may not eligible for government funeral. who are exactly eligible for a military burial with official honors? According to the UK department of Defense, following rules are eligible criteria.

  • Military service members who are active in duty or serving in the selected reserve.
  • Former military service members who served on active duty and who were not dishonorably discharged.
  • Former military members who completed at least one term period of initial obligated service which is in selected reserve.
  • Former members of the UK military who were discontinued from selected reserve due to a disability that occurred or was in active duty.

How to Request Military Honors for a Loved One

Military funeral honors will make the under guidance of Department of Defense with the name of “Honoring Those Who Served”. The family member of the deceased can make the arrangements with the help of Defense department through the funeral home director they’ve selected.

What Is Included in Military Funeral Honors?

In the military funeral service, minimum 2 military guards will honor at cremation. According to the status, cremation process will be done as per below,

  • A military chaplain to minister to family members.
  • A United Kingdom flag draping in the casket or coffin.
  • Horse-drawn limbers and caissons to carry the casket or coffin.
  • The playing of “Taps.”
  • Military guards salute and fired in the air by a rifle.
  • Folding of the UK flag and presentation to the deceased’s next-of-kin.

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