Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

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:

  • The US flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service.
  • A three-volley salute fired by a rifle party consisting of an odd number of 3-7 service members.
  • The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or an audio recording.
  • A Final Salute at the gravesite.

If burial was to take place in a national cemetery, full honor military funerals may be available include all standard honors in addition to the following:

  • A riderless horse, symbolic of a fallen leader, follows the limbers and caissons for commanding officers of O-6 (Colonel/Captain) and above.
  • Depending on their rank, general officers and flag officers receive an 11- to 17-gun salute.
  • A military band and an escort platoon participate.

We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes. We also offer exclusive merchandise, such as our Act of Valor package including a beautifully customized military branch casket and register book. Click here to view a sample of our Veteran merchandise.

Veteran Benefits

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:

  • 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.
  • 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, or military cemeteries.
  • Memorial plots: 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.
  • Reimbursement of burial expenses: For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.

Additional Resources

Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:


Sandusky Chapel | (419) 626-3632
1607 East Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Milan Chapel | (419) 626-3632
1 Main Street South, Milan, OH 44846

Huron Chapel | (419) 433-5231
2602 Bogart Rd., Huron, OH 44839

Meadow Green Memorial Park Cemetery | (419) 433-5231
2602 Bogart Rd., Huron, OH 44839

Groff Pet Loss Services | (419) 433-4300
2602 Bogart Rd., Huron, OH 44839

The Remembrance Center | (419) 626-2228
1522 E Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

The Legacy Center - Rental Facility | (419) 626-2228
1522 E Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

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