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4 Ways to Honor a Loved One Who Served Our Country November 11, 2017

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4 Ways to Honor a Loved One Who Served Our Country, Brookhaven, New York

Today, we celebrate Veteran’s Day and take time to give thanks to the men and women of the armed services—many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. If your loved one has passed away in service to our country, a memorial service is a meaningful way to pay tribute to their valiant efforts. The compassionate professionals at New York Atlantic Funeral Services in Medford, NY, understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Here, they share four ways you can honor your family member and celebrate their courage.

4 Ways to Pay Respect to a Lost Loved One in the Armed Forces

1. Volunteer

Memorial ServiceWhy not participate in a charity that was special to the deceased service member in your family? You can also contact MilServe to find volunteer opportunities that support veterans, active duty members, and their families. You can do handy work, send care packages to troops abroad, or provide any other services they need.

2. Place Flags or Wreaths on Gravestones

Visit a VA cemetery and place an American flag, a wreath, or flowers on the gravestones. This is a touching way to pay tribute to your loved one’s service by honoring all veterans.

3. Send a Message to Troops Abroad

The United Service Organizations Inc. is a non-profit that provides entertainment to military members serving overseas. The USO also allows loved ones to connect with troops by sending them an electronic message. You can send your thanks and appreciation for their hard work and mention your family member’s service.

4. Plan a Memorial Service

Celebrate your loved one’s life with a memorial service. You can commission a monument or plaque and engrave it with a cherished poem or religious passage, as well as their military distinction. A funeral service is an opportunity for all of the deceased’s friends and family members to come together and share their love and memories.

When you’re ready to begin funeral planning, look to the New York Atlantic Funeral Service, serving the Greater Long Island area. They offer cremation, burial, and memorial services. Call (631) 732-0570 to schedule a consultation or visit them online for additional information.

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