The Funeral service for current or former member of military requires a certain level of respect and protocol. If you are sending a floral arrangement, consider a patriotic design in red, white, and blue. Or a custom arrangement incorporating the military branch symbol. Also, it is customary for the American flag to be draped over the casket of a fallen service person. In this case, a casket spray would not be appropriate as flowers would not be placed on top of the flag. Consider a standing spray or standing wreath instead.
At a military funeral, you can expect to experience some or all of the following:
If you ever visit a national cemetery you might notice coins placed on the headstones. These were put there by fellow servicemen and women as a sign of respect and remembrance. Each type of coin left on the top of the headstone for the veteran has its own meaning:
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