Due to the sacrifices made by our veterans, we believe that honoring our veterans is a privilege rather than a duty. In Colorado, we take this responsibility seriously, ensuring dignified funeral services for our veterans.
This article introduces the funeral services offered to veterans at Malesich and Shirey. At Malesich and Shirey Funeral Home & Colorado Crematory, our goal is to give an overview of Veterans Funeral Services in Colorado. We want to help people understand the different aspects related to this service.
Understanding the Veterans Funeral Services
Veteran funeral services are a noble tradition that pays respect to those who have served in the United States military. Services for honoring veterans combine military protocols and personal preferences. This creates a special and respectful celebration of their life.
Because every family has different needs, we offer customized military services. If you have any questions or special requirements, please call us at 720-242-6784
Key Features of Veterans Funeral Services
A veterans funeral service often concludes with the playing of ‘Taps,’ a military bugle call that signifies the final salute. Another key feature is the ceremonial folding and presenting of the U.S flag to the veteran’s next of kin.
For veterans’ funeral services, members of the honor guard (if available) can be requested as pallbearers. If the honor guard is present they will perform a rifle volley to honor the fallen veteran. We must receive all honor guard requests with advance notice to ensure availability.
Our funerals for veterans conclude with the flag being draped over the casket and a final gravesite salute.
Benefits Offered to Veterans in Colorado
Veterans in Colorado are entitled to many benefits. These include a burial plot at a national VA cemetery, a VA provided grave marker, and a burial flag. Additionally, a Presidential Memorial Certificate is also provided to the family free of charge. There are also financial benefits available, please refer to the Veterans Burial Allowance section of this page Veterans Funeral Resources
Local Veterans Cemeteries in Colorado
There are two national cemeteries in the Colorado Front Range to honor fallen heroes. Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver and Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Our military services are held in these cemeteries to commemorate their sacrifices.
At Malesich and Shirey Funeral Home and Crematory, we are deeply committed to honoring the lives and services of our veterans. We consider it our duty to help families during this tough time. We can assist you in creating a meaningful tribute to your fallen hero.
If you need more information on Veterans Funeral Services in Colorado, please do not hesitate to contact us at 720-242-6784. We’re here to assist you every step of the way.