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Burial At Sea

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Casket or Cremation

Burial at sea is not just an ancient tradition practiced by mariners of old; it is a means of final disposition of a casket or cremated remains. This benefit is largely unknown but is still utilized by active duty members, retirees, and honorably discharged veterans of all branches of the United States military.

Burial at sea services are performed on Naval vessels while deployed on official maneuvers. Therefore, it’s impossible for the family to be present. We do request the ceremony to be videotaped and photographed. After the ceremony, the family is notified by the commanding officer of the vessel, the date, time, longitude, and latitude of the committal service.

Deceased individuals eligible for this program are (1) members and retirees of the uniformed services; (2) veterans discharged under honorable conditions; (3) U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command; and (4) dependents of members, retirees, and veterans of the uniformed services.

Cremation burial at sea package includes cremation, required container, package and mail to the US Navy and a wood flag case for the flag once it has returned................................................................$1,335

Casket burial at sea package includes all local transportation, body preparation, required casket, airfare to Norfolk, VA and all special preparations required by the Navy...........................................................$4,385

More information about burial at sea is available on our website at www.veteransfuneralcare.com