While your husband was alive, hopefully there were many who walked up to him and simply said something like "Thank you for your service to our country" or "Please know that you are in our prayers every day." After all, the men and women who wear uniforms because they are defending their country are a very special breed, aren't they? Did your husband serve during World War II, during the Korean War, during the war in Vietnam, or more recently? No matter which war it was, just like other veterans, he definitely deserves to be highly honored at the time of his death. Hopefully you will have others, maybe your grown children, or your husband's siblings, who will help you make the funeral plans. From buying a veterans funeral package to creating a visual display of your husband's life, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a memorable event.
A Veteran's Funeral Package
When you go to the funeral home, be sure to tell the person who will be assisting you that your husband served in the armed forces. In many cases, maybe even in most cases, the funeral package will be offered to you at a lower cost, simply to honor his service. If your husband will be having a traditional funeral, the coffin will be part of the funeral package. If he is being cremated, the cost of the cremation will be part of the package. Also included can be things like an officiator to conduct the service, flowers, and a guest book. Of course, part of the service may include a bugler along with a twenty-one gun salute and the presentation of the American flag to you.
The Funeral Service
Remember that people are coming to your husband's funeral service mostly to pay their respects to you and other loved ones. However, they are also coming to be comforted at the loss of somebody they cared for. Think of songs that will touch their hearts. If your husband was a religious person, consider having the congregation sing his favorite hymns together. And, since he obviously served his country, consider having patriotic music as part of the funeral service. Also, think about setting up a display that represents your husband's life. Included may be pictures of him from his birth to present day. Also, think about displaying any medals he received during his military service.Share
17 May 2018
My beloved paternal grandmother passed away almost 4 years ago. Before her death, this special woman suffered many months due to a fatal lung disease. After her passing, her large extended family wanted to celebrate her unique life with an elaborate funeral service. They chose to work with the funeral home staff to decorate the funeral venue with things she loved. Because she enjoyed fishing, a large floral arrangement in the shape of a fish was purchased. Also, the family bought a floral cross to illustrate her devotion to her faith. On this blog, you will discover how to work with a funeral home staff on decorations at the funeral service venue.