Founded in 1963, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park has served the community by providing a place of peace and serenity for loved ones.

Understanding Military Funeral Traditions

Are you planning a funeral for a veteran? If so, then you probably have questions about military funerals. Watch this video to learn about military funeral traditions.

The American military funeral incorporates traditions and symbolism that show appreciation for a life that was lived or even given in service to the country. With the blue field positioned over the left shoulder, the American flag is draped over the casket. Also, a rifle party with an odd number of service members fires 3 volleys of blank cartridges. During funerals for military officers, horse-drawn carriages are used to transport the casket to the burial site.

Are you planning a funeral in Oahu, HI for a military veteran? If so, then please call Valley of the Temples Memorial Park at (808) 239-8811 to learn about our funeral home’s veteran’s services.

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  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday