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Those who honor our country through the selfless sacrifice of military service deserve, themselves, to be honored. At Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary, we believe in paying proper respects to military service members and veterans both as they live and as they pass on from this world. Whether the desire is for a full military service or simply a small family funeral, we are committed to offering burial and memorial services that honor, respect, and provide true meaning to those gathered in mourning.


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The Benefits of Military and Veteran Services

There are a number of benefits that come from planning a military service—and the foremost one is simply being able to honor, in some small fashion, those who have given so much for our nation. A military burial service is not just an important way to pay respects to our service veterans, but also their families.

Other Benefits Include:

A United States flag is provided at no cost to drape over the casket or to accompany the urn; it is provided to the next-of-kin following the service.

  • Headstones, markers, or medallions can be obtained at no cost from the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
  • Families may receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate, which is signed by the current president.
  • Military funerals can take place in private cemeteries or in veteran cemeteries.
  • Eligibility for Military Funerals.

The Funeral Honors Ceremony

The basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag to the veterans' family and the playing of Taps. The ceremony is performed by a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two members of the Armed Forces.

The Funeral Honors rendered to you or your veteran will be determined by the status of the veteran.  The type of Funeral Honors may be Full Military Honors, 7 Person Detail or a Standard Honors Team Detail.

At least one of the funeral honors detail will be from the Armed Force in which the deceased veteran served.  Taps may be played by a bugler or, if a bugler is not available, by using a quality recorded version. Military Funeral Honor Teams may act as Pall Bearers if requested by the veteran/family.

Frequent Questions

Military Funeral Honors: Flag folding & Presentation Protocols

The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show the nation's deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country.

This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to the veteran's family. READ MORE

Veteran Burial Benefits: National & Private Cemeteries

Burial benefits available for veterans may include a burial flag, government headstone, marker or medallion, and a presidential memorial certificate, at no cost to the family.

Cremated remains are buried or inurned in the same manner with the same honors. READ MORE

We Honor Veterans Community Partner

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We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As a We Honor Veterans Community Partner, Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary is committed to providing quality services to veterans and their families.

Showing Dedication & Appreciation to Our Veterans

Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary serves as a Community Partner of We Honor Veterans, an innovative program developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

We Honor Veterans Community Partners include funeral homes, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies and other providers that have made a commitment to serve our nation’s veterans with the highest quality of care and service.

Within the We Honor Veterans program, there are levels of distinction earned through involvement with veteran education and interactions with veteran family members. The goal of these levels is to ensure the very best care is being provided to those who have served our country.

Through the We Honor Veterans program, Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary has achieved the highest level of recognition and remains deeply committed to providing veterans and their families with exceptional services.

For inquiries regarding VA benefits and the We Honor Veterans program, please call us at 925-935-3311 and ask to speak to a funeral director. It is our desire to assist you in any way possible to address the unique needs of our veteran community.

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Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary
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2099 Reliez Valley Road
| Lafayette, CA 94549
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Tel: 925-935-3311
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You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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