Before The Funeral

Ex Service Personnel

The local RSA is happy to attend and conduct a Returned Services tribute for any service person who has died. The Last Post can be played if you would like this tradition to be a part of the ceremony.

A flag may be draped over the casket and medals may be displayed on a cushion or any other military items or memorabilia you would like to have displayed. In addition, poppies can be supplied to those wishing to come forward and place them on top of the casket during this ceremony.

Service personnel and their spouses are entitled to be buried in a subsidised plot in most cemeteries. The plaque or headstone on these graves is also subsidised by the New Zealand Government.

If you do not know the service details of the person who has died, we are able to obtain these details from Personnel Archives and Medals at the NZDF.  They can also provide to us a short summary of service for the veteran.

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