Tradtional Services, Cremation and Military Services
Traditional Funeral Service - Cypress - Fairbanks Chapel or Church
Military Funeral Honors
The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show the Nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful Nation can provide to a veterans’ family.
A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn. Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service.
Headstones and Markers
The Department of Veterans Affairs furnishes upon request, at no charge, a headstone or marker. Flat markers and upright headstones are available as well as niche markers for Columbaria. Alternatively, a medallion which can be affixed to a privately purchased headstone is available.
A military funeral can take place at a private cemetery, a state veteran’s cemetery, or a cemetery that is part of the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.
Veterans from all military branches qualify for a military funeral, regardless of rank, whether or not they died in combat. They could have been active duty, Reserves, National Guard, retired, or a veteran of military service.
For soldiers who die while on active duty, families may request both a burial and an interment allowance to assist with the cost of the funeral arrangements. For soldiers who die in a non-service related death, partial reimbursements may apply.
For more information, contact the United States Department of Veteran Affairs or go to http://www.cem.va.gov.
Celebration of Life-