What should be included in a memorial program?
Typical information included in a funeral program includes: Deceased person's full name including maiden name. Dates of birth and death. Time, place and date of funeral and burial.
What is a memorial service program called?
The funeral program (sometimes called a funeral brochure, pamphlet or funeral order of service) is the printed document that is given out funeral or memorial services that outlines the key points in the funeral or memorial service and summarizes the life achievements of your deceased loved one.
How do you plan a military memorial service?
You can arrange for military funeral honors by contacting the honor guard representative for the branch of the military in which the deceased served. Veteran service organizations, such as the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), can often assist with arranging military funeral honors.
VA will pay up to $796 toward burial and funeral expenses for deaths on or after October 1, 2019 (if hospitalized by VA at time of death), or $300 toward burial and funeral expenses (if not hospitalized by VA at time of death), and a $796 plot-interment allowance (if not buried in a national cemetery).
Establishing military funeral honors
Family members can arrange military funeral honors by contacting the honor guard agent for the branch of military service in which the deceased veteran served. Table 9-1 provides the phone numbers for each branch's honor guard teams according to state or U.S. territory.
1 Authorization. Only those authorized to do so by military regulations should wear a military uniform to a funeral. Non-active duty personnel are required to conform to the same appearance standards as current military members.
Sometimes called an order of service, the funeral program is a simple brochure or pamphlet that you hand out to guests. This document outlines the process of the service (what will happen) and sometimes includes a brief overview of the life milestones and achievements of the deceased.
Traditional Memorial Service Features
Memorial services take place after the body has been buried or cremated, so there will be no body at the service (though cremated remains may be present). During the service, people may say prayers, deliver eulogies, read passages from scripture or literature, or sing songs.