Sea Burial Services for Veterans
Sea Services offers information about two Burial at Sea programs for military veterans and their families:
U. S Navy Program
The United States Navy offers a sea burial program free of charge for the following individuals:
- Members of the uniformed services,
- Retirees and veterans who were honorably discharged from any branch of the service.
- Dependent family members of active duty personnel, retirees, and uniformed services veterans.
- U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command.
Both cremated and non-cremated remains can be buried at sea by the Navy. Families cannot attend the service which is performed at a time and date chosen by the Navy. After completing the necessary forms, the remains must be delivered to one of several ports where the service is available. Where a full body is to be buried at sea, the casket must be prepared according to Navy guidelines and transported by a funeral director at the family's expense.
More information about the Navy's burial at sea program is available here on Sea Services' site. Simply click on the link below.
Sea Services Veterans Program
For those veterans wishing a more personal, customized service, or wish to specify a burial location, many veterans and their families choose a private sea burial performed by Sea Services. We offer a variety of services at locations and times you choose. We also provide personal attention that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Sea Services offers services that welcome families to accompany the service and design a memorial of their own.
Or, for a little as $195 (even less in California), you may have cremated remains scattered at a location of your choice. All of the services described on this web site are available to veterans and their families with special considerations given to those who have selflessly given service to their country.
Call Sea Services anytime to learn about our veterans programs. We support the World War II Memorial Fund and are grateful for the service our veterans have provided.
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