Team elections were conducted at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post-9630 in Willowville, Saturday, Jan. 19 and the Military Rites Burial Team is ready for another busy year.
In 2011, the Team performed 128 Military Rites funeral services. In 2012, the team completed 112 services for past military servicemen, women, Coast Guardsman, Merchantmen and CAP members. Team members drove more than 3,000 miles and spent more than 300 hours honoring our past heroes in 2012. These services are free although donations are accepted.
Families must request these services through their Funeral Directors at the time of making burial arrangements. Proof of military service, such as a DD-214, is required.
For further information, contact the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission at (513) 732-7363.