The funeral directors of Scarpa-Las Rosas Funeral Home in North Plainfield, New Jersey respect the veterans of the United States military. That is why they organize Funeral Honors for those who served and are eligible. They also provide information on how qualified veterans may receive a free government issued headstone, grave marker or niche marker and a burial flag. For more information as to the merchandise and services available to those who worked in the Armed Forces within the required circumstances, please visit http://www.scarpalasrosasfh.com and look under Veterans.
The basic Military Funeral Honors ceremony is made up of the folding and presenting of the American flag to the veteran’s family and the playing of Taps. This service is accomplished by an honors detail composed of a minimum of two members of the Armed Forces. At least one of the Funeral Honors detail will be from the branch of the military in which the departed veteran served. The Funeral Honors provided may be Full Military Honors, 7 Person Detail or a Standard Honors Team Detail. Which one that is performed depends on the status of the veteran.
Upon request, The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) supplies a complimentary government headstone or grave marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery worldwide. For those veterans who are eligible and died on or following November 1, 1990, a headstone or marker for marked graves may also be provided. Columbarium niche markers are available to distinguish inurned cremains.
In honor of the memory of his or her service, a U.S. flag is given free of cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a departed veteran who honorably served in the Armed Forces. The correct method of displaying the flag is dependent upon whether the casket is open or closed. The burial flag is not appropriate for outside display due to its size and composition, which is of cotton and easily harmed by weather conditions. Typically, the flag is given to the veteran’s next-of-kin after the funeral service to serve as a keepsake. In situations where no next-of-kin exists, VA will give the flag to a requesting friend. For veterans buried in a VA national cemetery having an Avenue of Flags, the veteran’s family may donate the flag to be displayed on patriotic holidays. Please speak to a compassionate staff member at Scarpa-Las Rosas Funeral Home for further details about the veterans’ benefits described above by calling 1-908-756-2693.
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