Military funeral honors are free of charge and mandated by law for eligible veterans. Eligibility will be verified by the veteran’s DD-214, or discharge papers. Eligible members include:
At minimum, eligible veterans are entitled to the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps by a bugler or recording. These honors are performed by an honor guard detail that consists of at least two members of the Armed Forces. One member must be a representative from the branch in which the veteran served, and this member will be the individual who presents the flag.
Honors also can include:
In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:
Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:
Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, established in 1927, is the oldest Family Owned mortuary in Monterey County. Struve and Laporte offers complete funeral services, burial, entombment, cremations, memorial services and pre-planning. We take a lot of pride in creating fine funeral and memorial services with our large selection of music. Our chapel can hold 180 persons and we have a private family room. We can also provide clergy for our families in need.Read More
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