Military funeral honors at a Mesa cemetery are, indeed, appropriate for any eligible member of the U.S. military or veteran to receive upon his or her passing. We, at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, are proud and humbled to help military families and families of veterans make their funeral arrangements at our site. Our military personnel deserve the utmost in respect and recognition for their service. We are honored to have them make their final resting place at our Mesa cemetery.
At Mountain View Funeral Home and our Mesa cemetery, we work with families to make arrangements for military funeral honors. Once a request for military funeral honors has been accepted and scheduled, the military’s Funeral Honors Coordinator will contact us to verify logistical information about the funeral service. Date, time, and location are confirmed to ensure a smooth ceremony. At this time, we will communicate any special requests by the family.
On the day of the funeral, the funeral honors detail will arrive approximately one hour before the ceremony as a means of ensuring that the honors are performed with the utmost respect, dignity, and solemnity. The honor guard will work with our funeral director as well as the presiding clergy member (sometimes a military chaplain) to coordinate the final details for the ceremony.
There are many military options that may be included in the service. In addition to the honor guard, military funeral honors may include the firing of volley shots as a salute, drumming, and the U.S. flag draped over the coffin. Members of the honor guard perform a ceremony near the end of the funeral that includes the folding and presenting of the U.S. flag to the next of kin. At the conclusion, Taps is played by a lone bugler, if available, or by an audio recording.
At Mountain View Funeral Home and our Mesa cemetery, we can also add any special touches you would like to complement your loved ones military funeral honors. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are grateful for your loved one’s service to our country, and we want to help you give him or her the honor they deserve.