Burial at Sea – Explained for Veterans

Burial at sea or the scattering of cremated remains at sea is an option available to all veterans, not just those serving in the Navy or Coast Guard.

This is a service provided by the Navy and Coast Guard. Be aware that the family members may not witness the burial because they must be held at a time and place convenient for the military. There are also specific procedures that must be followed when embalming the body and preparing the casket. To arrange this type of funeral you can contact www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil.