The white gloves are placed on the Veterans' hands with the right hand gripping either the Ax or Baton with the left hand resting on top of the right hand, pointing downward from just above the waist on top of the Service Flag which is placed over the body. The hat is displayed to the left just below the crook of the arm.
If the service is for a closed casket, then the Hat and Gloves are placed on top of the casket at the head end with the visor facing towards the foot end. The handle end of the Ax or Baton is placed just below the Hat and Gloves centered on top of the casket pointing to the foot end.
The Veteran is now ready for viewing and burial.
If the Family so desires, the Ax or Baton, Hat & Gloves and Saddle Blanket can be removed and kept as memorium items, as does the Flag Bag and Register Book, in memory of the Veteran. The Coat-of-Arms is also available to the Family. The Branch of the Civil Service Flag remains in place for a final tribute to Duty, God, and Country.
I do a lot of Pre-Need caskets as Veterans like to have a “say” in their final presentation. They have choices and like to get involved in the details of the planning and placement of their awards and other embellishments, plus the personalized embroidery that is standard. A Family Coat-of-Arms, if traceable, is also included.
The Pre-Need casket is shipped immediately from the manufacturing facility when completed. It will be delivered to wherever the Veteran or Next-of-Kin so chooses to have it sent.
GRAVE MARKERS for Firefighters and Police can be purchased from Fireawards. They are metal with a bronze finish which memorialize those having served us.
CIVIL SERVICE CASKET COVER is described best by a Military Veteran who stated to me that “what might you have to offer as a cover for my beautiful casket, as I don't want dirt shoveled all over it”. So I came up with the idea of a fitted cover made of the uniform fabric and trim with a 8” embroidered emblem, along with his rank and name. He loved it!
PERSONALIZATION PACKAGE is for the display of rank and name offered embroidered where the belt & buckle is displayed on the uniform fabric, or on the Saddle Blanket. Also included are choices of gold or silver leaf vinyl letters around the top brass emblem, or on the upper rail. Email Jonathan for design options.
RIBBONS AND MEDALS can be purchased for Civil Service purposes from V. H. Blackinton & Co., Inc.
FAMILY COAT-OF-ARMS if traceable, is included with all pre-need caskets.
CIVIL SERVICE EMBROIDERIES that are shown on the inside of the casket lid are offered for purchase. These are in a class by themselves as to the fine quality of their making, attention to detail, and are beautifully representative of our Civil Services.
SHIPPING of the casket will be by UPS FREIGHT in an Air Tray for both Ground and Air Transportation.