Arlington Cemetery Military Funeral Photo and Video

Arlington Media understands the heavy emotion on this important day in your life. A fallen hero is being laid to rest and honored by a grateful country. We know all the parts of an Arlington Cemetery military funeral, how they flow, the steps involved, and we make it so we are removed from the ceremony yet able to capture the entirety of the moment. Securing quality photos and videos at an Arlington Cemetery military funeral is serious work, and we treat each day the same. We position ourselves strategically throughout out the grounds so we don’t miss a minute of the ceremony. Our video is designed to provide the best possible viewing experience with an interactive menu and extras. Honor your fallen hero and remember this momentous occasion forever. 

Arlington Media offers several options for the delivery of the final funeral video. One option is a high definition 4K DVD or Blu-ray disk that will contain the footage, an 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. 

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Standard Honors

Standard Honors Services are provided for enlisted service members, WO-1 through CW-3, and O-1 through O-3, interred/inurned at Arlington National Cemetery will receive honors provided by the decedent’s branch of service.

Includes:

Military Chaplain

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.

A Firing Party

The honors leader calls all honors participants to “present arms,” and commands the squad to fire their weapons in unison for a total of three volleys.  Military personnel and veterans solute facing the casket from the first volley to the last.

The tradition of three volleys comes from an old battlefield custom.  The two warring sides would cease hostilities in order to clear their dead from the battle ground. Firing three volleys meant that the dead had been properly cared for and that the side was ready to resume battle.

The Bugler

It is widely considered the most poignant moment of a military funeral. Again instead of facing the music it is appropriate to face the casket.  Military personnel salute from the first note to the last note fades, When the honor leader calls all honor participants to “order arms” and the Chaplin request mourners to be seated for the folding of the flag.

The American history of taps began during the Civil War when Union Army Capt. Robert Ellicombe discovered the body of his son on the battlefield.  The boy had been studying music in the south and without telling his father had enlisted in the Confederate Army.  In his uniform pocket was a series of musical notes composing a haunting melody.  The Union captain buried his Confederate Army son with a lone bugler playing the notes of taps.

Choose Your Coverage Type

Photography
Only

$ 645
  • Includes one of the following (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.

Photography and
Video

$ 1,245
  • 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):
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.
  • Live Web Streaming is an additional $95.00.
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Video
Only

$ 645
  • Includes one of the following (additional copies are $45.00 each):
  • An interactive video DVD or Blu-ray disc;
  • OR a video USB thumb drive;
  • OR an Online private video link.
  • Live Web Streaming is an additional $95.00.

Ready to Book, or Need Additional Information?

Call toll-free: (800) 852-7015

We are normally covering services during the day, and tend to return phone calls in the late afternoon / early evening.

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Email questions, or request additional information. Please do not provide credit card information via email. You can securely make payments via the link we emailed and SMSed you three days after the service.

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