Dependent Arlington Service
Soldiers aren’t the only people permitted for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Civilians are laid to rest there also. Military burial of dependents in Arlington Cemetery is allowed, and they are just as important. Active duty and military veterans have family and spouses that qualify for burial at Arlington, and the ceremonies are as impressive. The service member’s military branch will provide a casket team to escort the casket or urn to the graveside services. If a religious officiant isn’t available, a military chaplain will be provided upon request. We will memorialize the military burial of dependents in Arlington Cemetery with photos and videos that you can cherish and that will help you remember the moment forever.
There are several ways to receive a military funeral video from Arlington Media. One common method is a high-definition Blu-Ray or DVD. This option has an easy-to-use interactive menu and various extra features such as a ten-minute video of the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. We also offer digital delivery options via online file transfer and USB thumb drives.
While filming a military funeral, our team uses professional-quality 4K Sony video cameras, not GoPro’s or consumer-level camcorders. We believe the result is a video that truly captures the importance of that day.
When a spouse or other eligible dependent of a current or former member of the Armed Forces is buried at Arlington, the military service in which the service member served will provide a casket team or body bearers and a military chaplain, if requested. No other military funeral honors will be rendered unless the spouse also served in the military.
A military chaplain may be scheduled by the cemetery staff, if requested, unless a family minister is desired and provided by the primary next of kin or the funeral home.
A Casket Team
A casket is carried foot first, except for that of a clergyman which is carried headfirst. U.S. flags over military caskets are placed so that the blue field is at the head and over the shoulder of the deceased to symbolize service to the nation. The casket is draped before it arrives for services and remains draped until the flag is folded graveside. The cap and sword of the deceased is never displayed atop a flag-draped casket (nothing touches the flag). Caskets are transported to the cemetery in a hearse or caisson.
Choose Your Coverage Type
- Includes one of the following for photography (additional copies are $45.00 each):
- A custom printed personalized photo DVD-ROM data disc;
- OR a photo USB thumb drive;
- OR one year Online private photo storage.
- Includes one of the following for video (additional copies are $45.00 each):
- OR a video USB thumb drive;
- OR an Online private video link.
- Live Web Streaming is an additional $95.00.