After pronouncing the death, the veteran’s family is called and comes in to see their loved one. The body is placed on a gurney and is ceremoniously draped with Old Glory, the symbol of our freedom. As the body and family are led out of the hospital room to the exit, “Taps” is played – the signal for the health care workers, and, especially, their fellow soldiers, to come to the doors of their rooms.
Civilians stand with their hands on their hearts. Veterans give the military salute, standing if they are able.
Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities are encouraged to offer this beautiful honor. CKVCP has partnered with Dean Bieber - Opa's Wood Toys to hand craft flag display boxes for every facility that choses to participate in this program. CKVCP has pre-folded flags for sale for just $5.00 for facilities and community members to purchase.
To sign up your facility for this program, please contact Raechel Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (620) 680-2119.
To order flags, please contact Joy Robinson at (620) 272-1660.
Below you will find CKVCP's demonstration of the Final Salute in the video to your left.
The tradition of setting a separate table in honor of our prisoners of war and missing comrades has been in place since the end of the Vietnam War. The manner in which this table is decorated is full of special symbols to help us remember our brothers and sisters in arms.
You will find one of many examples in CKVCP video provided.
Join CKVCP in sponsoring the Kansas Veteran Cemetery at Winfield. REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Wreaths Across America will be at Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Winfield to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.
Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don't forget to click the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you.
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