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Funeral Directing II - 1.1 Study Guide
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What two items may be placed in the casket during or prior to a Masonic service?
-white lambskin apron
-sprig of evergreen
During an Eastern Star service, what may the eastern star participants do at the end of the service?
place flowers in or near the casket
How many people are required for the full American Legion Funeral Rite and what are the functions of those individuals?
21 individuals are needed:
-7 firing squad members
-1 commander of the firing squad
-1 commander of the post
-2 color bearers
-2 color guards
What are three ceremonial aspects of the American Legion Service?
-3 volley salute
-playing of taps
-folding and presentations of flag
What is the order of the procession for a Military Funeral?
1. Military Band
2. Escort (firing squad/commander/bugler)
3. Colors/color guard
5. Caisson w/ remains
6. Riderless horse (optional)
7. Honorary casket bearers
How is the US flag draped over the casket if the entire casket is closed and covered by the flag? (Where is the Union?)
draped over the entire casket with the union over the heart (left shoulder of deceased)
What is the term for the blue field of stars on the American Flag?
What three ways may the American Flag be displayed on or near a Casket?
-cover entire casket
-trifold over foot panel
Where would the casket bearers be during a military funeral if the casket is placed on a caisson?
usually walk beside or immediately behind the casket
When moving a casket that is covered with a US Burial Flag, does the casket move head first or feet first? For a hint, you may view the images of Arlington.
Using the Links from the lesson, what are the words to the first verse of "TAPS"?
Day is done, gone the sun from the hills, from the lake, from the sky. All is well, Safely rest.God is Nigh.
According to the Military Protocol web site, where did the practice of firing three volleys come from?
used in battle to clear the battlefield of the deceased - signaled that they were ready
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