Military Rites Performed
We are confirmed for August 29,2020 at 11:00AM for the communal military rite service for the families of any veteran that has not had final rites performed. This may include any family even prior to the pandemic crisis of March 2020 and may go back to WWll. We will ask that the family provide a casket size flag( to be provided by the funeral home in charge) and a copy of the veteran's obituary prior to the service. We prefer to have those interested in our service to RSVP to Butch Ekstam,309-825-2703 or email: email@example.com or mail to Butch Ekstam at 1510 Calhoun, Bloomington, IL 61701. Please respond by August 20, 2020 to receive a bible . We will recognize each veteran, fold the flag and present it to the designated family member. After the flags have all been presented we will fire 3 vollies and our bugler will play TAPS ending with our bagpiper playing Amazing Grace. This service is being provided by Evergreen Cemetery and The American Legion Honor Guard Post 635 Normal and Post 56 Bloomington. We are proud to be able to give your veteran the service they have so proudly earned. Thanks. Butch. "SALUTE"