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COVID-19 Information

We, at Weathers Funeral Home, are humbled to have the opportunity to care for those who have died while also caring for those who mourn. Our responsibility in providing care, at times, demands that we make decisions and implement practices, while confusing and potentially difficult, that are made for the greater good of public health and welfare.

In practice as licensed Indiana funeral directors and funeral homes, the protection of public welfare and health, along with prevention in spread of infectious disease is part of our fundamental duty of care and legal responsibility. Indiana Code 25-15-2-17(7)

With this in mind, and the public welfare and reverent care at the heart of our mission, Weathers Funeral Home, is committed to strictly following all prevailing federal, state, and local mandates in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. While restrictive to public gatherings and events, these mandates are for the greater good of our community and nation.

We are living in extraordinary and unprecedented times, filled with anxiety and uncertainty; we are sensitive that experiencing death is never easy, but most especially during a time of national emergency when such restrictions are in place. Amid these circumstances, we remain committed to you and your family while caring for your loved one.

Service options at this time are limited to no more than ten people. If you choose to attend a visitation or service, you will notice us doing things a little differently. We have everyone’s best interests in mind, while also following the mandates we are operating under.

We appreciate the trust that you have placed in us at this difficult time.

Carrie, Brock, Haylea and staff

Veterans Burial Flags

A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces.  It is furnished to honor the memory of a veteran's military service to his or her country. VA will furnish a burial flag for memorialization for:

  • A veteran who served during wartime
  • A veteran who died on active duty after May 27, 1941
  • A veteran who served after January 31, 1955
  • A peacetime veteran who was discharged or released before June 27, 1950
  • Certain persons who served in the organized military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines while in service of the U.S. Armed Forces and who died on or after April 25, 1951
  • Certain former members of the Selected Reserves


Who Is Eligible to Receive the Burial Flag?

Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service. When there is no next-of-kin, VA will furnish the flag to a friend making request for it. For those VA national cemeteries with an Avenue of Flags, families of veterans buried in these national cemeteries may donate the burial flags of their loved ones to be flown on patriotic holidays.


How Can You Apply?

You may apply for the flag by completing VA Form 27-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes. You may get a flag at any VA regional office or U.S. Post Office. Generally, the funeral director will help you obtain the flag.


Can a Burial Flag Be Replaced?

The law allows us to issue one flag for a veteran's funeral. We cannot replace it if it is lost, destroyed, or stolen. However, some veterans' organizations or other community groups may be able to help you get another flag.


How Should the Burial Flag Be Displayed?

The proper way to display the flag depends upon whether the casket is open or closed. VA Form 27-2008 provides the correct method for displaying and folding the flag. The burial flag is not suitable for outside display because of its size and fabric. It is made of cotton and can easily be damaged by weather.


For More Information Call Toll-Free at 1-800-827-1000


In this section

Veterans Overview

Veterans Headstones

Veterans Burial Flags

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