What is the difference between a funeral and a memorial service?
A funeral is typically held soon after the death of a loved one, while a memorial service may be held at any time after the death. A funeral usually includes the burial or cremation of the body, while a memorial service does not. Learn more about funeral common questions.
How long does grief last?
Grief is a highly individual experience and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with it. Some people may feel like they’re never going to get over their loss, while others may find that their grief gradually fades with time. If you’re struggling to cope with your grief, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. There are many griefs support groups and counseling services available to help you through this difficult time.
What is a veteran burial flag?
A veteran burial flag is a United States flag that is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran who has been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides one veterans' burial flag per family free of charge, regardless of whether the funeral is conducted by a private funeral home or at a VA national cemetery.