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 […]
Funeral Service for Navy Personnel at Sea One of the more unique forms of military funerals has to be the age-old tradition of burial at sea. The tradition of burial at sea has been conducted for as long as there have been seafaring peoples. A tradition born of necessity. When traveling so […]
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 […]