The Fallen Heroes Program is our family's commitment to honor the men and women who make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
This includes those brave individuals who are serving in the Armed Forces or serve as Police Officers, Firefighters, or EMS Personnel. Our Fallen Heroes Program applies to anyone killed in action in the Armed Forces or who dies in the line of duty as a Police Officer, a Firefighter or an EMS Person.
These are all endeavors that are above and beyond the risk that most Americans assume.Therefore, in recognition of this exceptional commitment by these special individuals, should the need arise, we are proud to offer any or all of the following services at no cost to the loved ones of a Fallen Hero at any of our family owned facilities.
Funds that may be paid by a government agency or other source for any of the services listed here would be made available to the family or estate of the Fallen Hero.
Our Funeral Homes Will Provide Services of Funeral Director & Staff Includes, but is not limited to, 24 hour availability of staff to respond to initial request for service; arrangement conference; securing, preparing and filing of necessary authorizations, permits and certificates; preparation and placement of necessary notices; coordination of service plans with parties involved in the final disposition of the Fallen Hero. This also includes staff availability and assistance during and following the Tribute Service. Transfer of Fallen Hero to Funeral HomeThis benefit covers a 25 mile radius. Unless stated otherwise, all transfers referenced are considered local. Embalming which is required if you:
1) Select a service with a viewing; or
2) Arrange for shipment by common carrier or interstate transportation; or
3) Select arrangements that require us to hold the remains of the Fallen Hero for more than 30 hours provided no refrigeration is available, which we do offer as an option, or when a hermetically sealed container is not used; and provided that embalming does not conflict with religious beliefs or medical examination.
Other Preparation Provide sanitary care, dressing and placement in casket or alternative container, cosmetology and restoration as needed. Use of Facilities, Staff & EquipmentTribute Ceremony at our facility or another location or a Memorial Service, Remembrance Ceremony or Gathering of Friends at any location plus Calling Hours, Visitation or Viewing and Graveside service. Automotive Equipment Includes Hearse (Casket Coach) to Final Disposition and Service Vehicle(s) for disposition of flowers. Cremation If you prefer cremation, we offer cremation service. Our cremation service includes all transfers, and the highest levels of integrity for the processing of cremated remains.
Our service to the family of a Fallen Hero also includes: Benefits Assistance We will assist in the application for and notification of Social Security, Veterans Administration, Veterans Affairs, Personnel Departments and Fraternal organizations for any available benefits that your family may be entitled to receive. At your family's request we will even handle all life insurance claims on their behalf. Free Notary Service
After a death there may be car titles to transfer and forms to be notarized. As part of our service, we offer to handle all of this at no charge. Dignified, Personal Service You will find our staff to be courteous and sympathetic and our services handled with dignity and respect We pay attention to details and offer a wide range of service options. We will contact clergy, order flowers, place newspaper notices, assist with proper clothing selection, secure certified copies of the death certificate and make arrangements for people coming from out of town.Cemetery Service for Fallen Heroes Includes, but is not limited to a free burial space in one of our peaceful garden areas, opening and closing of the burial space, and an outer burial container. A Patriot Walk Celebration at the time of burial will be conducted at the graveside. Questions
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of our offices. We are respectfully at your service.
Forest Park Funeral Home is honored to be a collection station for the Cell Phones for Soldiers organization. We encourage folks to bring their no longer needed cell phones, which are collected and sent to our military to help them stay in contact with their family and friends while deployed.
We offer a complete Catholic Ceremonial Service.
We offer a complete Jewish Ceremonial Service.