The folding of the flag and presentation is an integral part, if not the most important part, of any military funeral. There is symbolic meaning in virtually every move made.
The forlorn trumpet or bugle being played during a military funeral that seems to hold that note longer than possible. It never seems to end; it just fades away. The echo seems to reverberate, and you are never sure until later that it is gone. Somber. Final. The traditions of taps […]
The ritual of the Honor Guard is an important part of a funeral service for a standard military funeral. It is different from a 21-gun salute. A 21-gun salute usually relates to the firing of cannons or artillery to honor a dignitary. It is a common mistake people make to confuse […]