We're proud to do our part in honoring our country's veterans, and giving back to those whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation. Our duty is to provide you and your family with professional and dignified assistance during your time of need, and to support you in honoring your loved one for their dedication and selfless service.

We would be honored to help you make arrangements for any combination of traditional military tributes.


Fallen Hero Package


Fallen Hero merchandiseWhether it was in the armed forces or through fire service or law enforcement, your loved one has served and, therefore, deserves to be recognized.


To honor those who have served, we would like to offer the following service package to pay tribute to the life of your loved one. 


1) First Call- Our Tribute begins with your first call to us - we transfer the veteran into our care with a commemorative cover that bears the stars of the Amercian Flag.


2) Customized Video Tribute - We will take 75 of your loved one’s pictures and create a memorable tribute that will be played at the visitation and service and then be given to you in DVD format for continued viewing in your home. You also have the option of having this program accessible on our website for further viewing. 


Fallen Hero hearse emblem

3) Service Emblems - We will use magnet service emblems on the doors of the hearse that will take your loved one to their place of rest. These emblems will proudly display the line of service in which they have served. American flags will be flown as well. 


4) Walk of Honor - American flags will be arranged at the cemetery creating a “Walk of Honor” leading to the graveside. 


5) Military Honors - Upon receiving the necessary documents and authorization, the funeral home will arrange for military honors to be rendered at the proper time.

Jacob Morrison Veterans Funerals

Traditional Elements & Honors

Standard honor military funerals can include:

  • A military chaplain for family members
  • Flag Presentation Service by the chaplain of the American Legion
  • A Final Salute at the gravesite

Full honor military funerals include all standard honors in addition to the following:

  • Depending on their rank, a 21 gun salute
  • The US flag draped over the casket, and given to the next of kin following the service
  • The playing of Taps by a lone bugler or an audio recording




Other Veteran Benefits

In addition to coordinating honors related to the service itself, we can help you communicate with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to arrange for:

  • A Presidential Memorial Certificate. This is a certificate expressing the nation's recognition of the veteran's service. The veteran's name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the president. Certificates are issued in the name of honorably discharged, deceased veterans. Contact us for assistance in applying for a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and we would be happy to guide you through the process.

  • Headstones or Markers. The VA provides headstones and markers for the graves of veterans anywhere in the world and for eligible dependents of veterans buried in national, state veteran or military cemeteries.

  • Memorial Plots. If an eligible veteran's remains are not available for burial, the VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery for memorialization. If you wish to place the memorial in a cemetery other than a national cemetery, the VA will provide the headstone or marker but not the plot itself.

  • Burial in a VA National Cemetery. This includes the gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, a grave box, and perpetual care.

  • Reimbursement of Burial Expenses. For information on eligibility and the different levels of potential reimbursement, please review their Guide to VA Burial Allowances.


Additional Resources

Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:


Abingdon Location | (410) 676-4600
1317 Cokesbury Road, Abingdon, MD 21009

Bel Air Location | (410) 838-4040
50 West Broadway, Bel Air, MD 21014

McComas Celebration of Life Center | (410) 692-6000
1114 Baldwin Mill Road, Jarrettsville, MD 21084

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