Military honors can only be presented to each service person one time. To determine eligibility, Eternal Reefs must receive a legible copy of the deceased’s DD-214 discharge papers before the time the Eternal Reef is cast. This will give us the opportunity to work with the Veterans Administration to arrange the honors.
Eternal Reefs will arrange for honors to be presented the day of the viewing for eligible servicemen and servicewomen.
Honors will be presented during the Eternal Reef viewing ceremony. The Honor Guard will arrive as well as members from the deceased’s branch of service. Flags will be folded onto the Eternal Reefs, and the family will be given time with the memorial. As the presentation begins, the Honor Guard will approach, and “Taps” will be played. At the conclusion of “Taps,” the Honor Guard will fold the flag, present it to the family, and march off, concluding the presentation.
They frequently have more than one person receiving honors, and this process is repeated until all eligible armed servicemen and servicewomen have been honored.
US veterans, their surviving spouses and their children may be eligible for certain benefits.