We're proud to do our part in honoring our country's veterans, and giving back to those whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation. Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.
We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes.
Traditional Elements & Honors
Standard honor military funerals can include:
- A chaplain for family members
- Flag Presentation Service by member of the funeral home or clergy
- A Final Salute at the gravesite
Full honor military funerals include all standard honors in addition to the following:
- The US flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service
- The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or an audio recording
Other Veteran Benefits
In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:
A Presidential Memorial Certificate.
This is a certificate expressing the nation's recognition of the veteran's service. The veteran's name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the president. Certificates are issued in the name of honorably discharged, deceased veterans. Contact us for assistance in applying for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and we would be happy to guide you through the process.
Headstones or Markers.
The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries.
If an eligible veteran's remains are not available for burial, the VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you wish to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA will provide the headstone or marker but not the plot itself.
Burial in a VA National Cemetery.
This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave,a grave box, and perpetual care.
We will arrange for burial of a veteran or in some cases, the spouse or dependent child of a veteran, in a National Cemetery provided all VA criteria is met.
Burial In A National Cemetery
Honoring a veteran can include a 21 rifle salute, a flag presentation ceremony, a graveside ceremony, and even the playing of taps. No matter what you choose to include, such a service always shows your gratitude for their sacrifice and dedication.
Military Honors At The Funeral
On behalf of the Riverside Funeral Home we wish to thank you for your service to our country. Your sacrifices are very much appreciated by all of us. Many of our current and retired staff members have served honorably and are veterans themselves.
Veterans have served our country in places all around the world, and many are still doing so today. It is our turn to honor and serve them.
Honoring those who have served
Our Appreciation Gifts to the Veteran for their Service and Sacrifice for our Country include:
For Veterans Direct Cremation -
Select either the upright or cube urn. We will place the applique representing the branch of service of your loved one on the selected urn.
Solid wood flag case
For Veterans Immediate Burial -
For Veterans Traditional Service -
Embroidered casket headpanel with emblem denoting branch of service of your loved one embroidered on it
Solid wood flag case