My Uncle had requested a Military service. He had no idea it would be at Arlington. I'm sure he would have approved.
The service is incredibly solemn. A representative meets with the family beforehand in the visitors center. They talk about some of the details that will take place. Our representative was knowledgable and led a comforting hand. In our case, we had a Rabbi who would officiate at the actual ceremony.
After meeting with our representative, we drove in a small procession to the site where the service was held. Soldiers met us there. Everything in the service was done with reverence. They fired three shots and a soldier played taps. Our Uncle had chosen to be cremated so his ashes were placed in a vault where the Rabbi recited the mourners prayer. It was a beautiful mix of religion with mostly Military overtones.
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