There’s a special place in our hearts for veterans, and their families. After all, Miles Martin served in the U.S. Army, 199th Light Infantry Brigade from 1965 to 1968. He was in Bien Hoa, South Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. The stories of his experiences became a part of our family’s history – and we’re proud of his military contributions.
As a veteran of the Vietnam War, Miles is a life member of the VFW Gordon Bennet Post #1452, the American Legion, Neely Labar Post #153 and the Disabled American Veterans Post #122, Skidmore Chapter. While Miles truly enjoys the many activities of these local chapters, what’s most important to him, and us, are the deep connections he has with fellow veterans.
Honoring Those Who Served
In 2000, the Department of Defense initiated a program for providing dignified military funeral honors to veterans who have defended our country and the freedoms we all hold dear. Aptly titled, Honoring Those Who Served, the program calls for funeral homes to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veterans' family.
Upon the family's request, their eligible veteran receives a military funeral honors ceremony, including folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons with at least one a member of the veteran's parent service of the Armed Forces.
Martin Funeral Home takes great pride in tending to the needs of all our veterans and their families. It is our goal to meet, and exceed, the Department of Defense standards and definition of “honoring ceremonies.”
One way we exceed the expectations of our families is the elegant touch of a military insignia on the vehicles used in their loved one’s service.
We will be honored to help your family express their love, and honor the memory of your veteran. Contact us today to learn how we can come together to express the gratitude each of us feels for their military service.