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We appreciate the sacrifices made by each and every one of our veterans that afford us our freedoms, and therefore we do all we can to recognize, honor and pay respects to those who have served our country.
At Stauffer Funeral Homes, our tribute begins when you first reach out to us. When you call to let us know about the loss of your loved one, please tell us if he or she was a veteran so that we can begin planning a Signature Veterans Tribute.
If you are a civilian, the rule of thumb is to stand, remove your hat and place your hand over your heart when the flag is being folded, Taps is sounded, volleys are being fired, honors are being administered and the casket is being moved. If you have served in the Armed Forces, follow official protocol.
The United States government offers a variety of direct financial benefits to veterans of our Armed Forces. Accessing most of these benefits require families to go to the Maryland Veterans Commission Office in person, but we are able to file the Form 0-2008 to acquire a United States flag in honor of your veteran’s service for you.
In most communities, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Posts maintain a volunteer group of veterans to serve as an Honor Guard. These dedicated veterans provide a final salute to a comrade. We would be honored to arrange a branch representative to be present (based on availability).
Through our “Honor a Veteran” program, you can retire your damaged or worn American flags by bringing them to Stauffer Funeral Homes. These flags, with the permission of the family, can be placed with a veteran at the time of his or her cremation. Honor and dignity for our country—and our faithful veterans.