Presentation of the flag

Beautiful Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery




Military Funerals and Veterans Burial Benefits

Caroline Flanders is a veteran of the United States Navy Hospital Corps having served for a total of eight years during the Desert Storm Era. Caroline, as a Celebrant and interfaith minister, stands by to serve in the capacity of service officiant and is available to help with other aspects of the gathering to whatever extent is requested by the family. There are no “extra” fees or charges for this assistance in determining, and securing, military veteran’s burial benefits. Assisting our Veteran’s is our way of expressing gratitude for their sacrifice and service to our country.

As a licensed funeral director and cremated remains disposer, Caroline Flanders is available to assist family members in obtaining necessary legal documents to arrange for burial or disposition. Caroline has the means and authority to assist with planning and scheduling all aspects of the Veteran’s National Cemetery interment. If a disposition permit is required, County fees for obtaining the permit are included in Celebrant services offered by Caroline.  

Celebrant service for eligible Veteran’s and their family members includes:

  1. Composing and officiating grave-side committal service, religious or non-religious.
  2. Obtaining burial/disposition permit from County authorities.
  3. Obtaining military discharge documents to determine eligibility for benefits.
  4. Obtaining burial flag for Veteran.
  5. National Cemetery scheduling.
  6. Military honor guard scheduling.
  7. Assistance with ordering of headstone/marker.

Additional services can be arranged for:

  • Bagpipes, acoustic instruments, or other musical complement, including favorite recorded music.
  • Keepsakes, including memorial folders, prayer cards, or wild flower seeds with custom tags.
  • Artistic and beautiful keepsake vessels to keep a portion of cremated remains (if applicable).
  • Dove Release.
  • Pre-ceremony coordination of photo displays and flower arrangements.
  • Coordination of post-ceremony “Celebration of Life” reception with recommendation of catering service and venues.


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