Flag Retirement Program
Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services will be collecting retired flags to honor deceased veterans. As with us all, the American Flag has a life-span, and every flag deserves to be decommissioned honorably. American flags that are no longer suitable for display will be accepted by Haverstock Funeral Home, and will honor a fallen veteran by being draped across their casket at the time of cremation.
Upon receipt of the cremated remains, the family will receive a certificate stating that a retired US flag was draped across the veteran as the flag’s last Deed of Service.
Flags can be donated to the Haverstock Funeral Home Flag Retirement Program at any time. Those donating flags will also receive a certificate to thank them for their donation.
If you are a veteran or family member who would appreciate having a flag honorably retired along with your loved one at time of cremation, please contact Family Service Advisor, Rhonda Graves. She will work with veterans and their families to make certain this honor is granted at time of need.
A brochure detailing the Flag Retirement Program is available and includes Flag Etiquette and a brief history. For more information, please call us at 219-362-3333, or visit our website in the “About Us” community events section. www.haverstockfuneralhome.com