[b][Taylorsville, September 2, 2016][/b] – McDougal Funeral Home, based in Taylorsville, Utah, assists in military funeral honors in the Salt Lake Valley with a guarantee of quality of service and understandable prices. They aim to make the details of military service easy for families so they can celebrate and honor the life of departed loved ones who dedicated a portion of their lives in service to and defense of the country.
[b]Who are eligible for military service honors?[/b]
Individuals who fall under the following categories may be rendered military service honors:
• Military members on active duty;
• Military retirees;
• Members and former members of the Selected Reserve;
• Eligible U.S. veterans of any war; and
• Other U.S. veterans who served at least one term of enlistment and separated under conditions that are not dishonorable.
[b]What does U.S. law mandate regarding military funeral honors?[/b]
For military funeral honors for veterans and honorably discharged servicemen and servicewomen, these are the guidelines:
• There must be an honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran that consists of not less than two members of the Armed Forces, one of whom shall represent the deceased veteran’s parent branch of service.
• There shall be a ceremony that includes the folding and presentation of the American flag to the next of kin.
• The honor guard will perform Taps.
• The VFW or other military group may perform the twenty-one gun salute.
• The headstone must state the years of service.
• Interment of the veteran in the Utah Veterans Memorial Park in Camp Williams is free of charge.
According to McDougal Funeral Homes, military funeral honors show the nation’s gratitude to every individual who have defended the country in times of war and peace. The ceremonial paying of respect is also the final demonstration of gratefulness to each deceased veteran’s family.
[b]About McDougal Funeral Home[/b]
In 1950, R. David McDougal opened the McDougal Funeral Home in Taylorsvlle, Utah. Since then, the funeral home has built a reputation of trust, service, and compassion in the Salt Lake Valley. David’s son, Kirk L. McDougal, currently runs the funeral home.
Learn more about their services at http://www.mcdougalfuneralhomes.com.