Memorial Ideas for Veterans
People who were in the armed forces or were an active part of the military deserve a beautiful and honorable memorial service. They deserve respect, honor and recognition. Therefore, their memorial, as well as their final resting place, should be planned with care. At Willowbrook Cemetery, we have been a part of many excellent memorial services for veterans. Here are a few tips we’ve gathered:
Emphasize on Their Military Career:
The military was a huge part for their life and most of all their life experiences revolved around their military service. It is a good idea to highlight their achievements, promotions, awards and important accomplishments. It also might add a nice touch to compile an introduction of their entire career in a short video to make people aware of how a veteran’s life is in the line of duty.
Include Their Personal Life:
Showing parts of just their military career paints an incomplete image. Providing highlights of them spending time with their family and friends on trips, having fun outdoors, their marriage, children etc. will add a nice touch in humanizing the person and showing more of who he/she was.
Two Different Services:
Many families choose to have two different kinds of ceremonies. One which involves all the military flair that includes members from their units, superiors and comrades. A much more private memorial service can then be organized where loved ones can express their grief in solace. You could also ask the attendees to bring flags or other patriotic symbols to show support of the deceased veteran. This will add a special touch to the entire ceremony.
Willowbrook Cemetery offers a special Veteran’s Program to show our appreciation. If you would like to know about this, or our many other cemetery services give us at a call on 203-222-8646 or contact us through our online form.