Bagpiping for Services in Quantico National Cemetery

Gathering Location
For funeral services in Quantico National Cemetery, the friends and family gather in their vehicles at the signed assembly area to right just inside the main gate to the cemetery.  The cemetery representative will meet you at this location.  The piper may also check in with you at the gathering location prior to the service.
Administrative BuildingMap Of Cemetery

The cemetery representative will announce when it is time for everyone to return to their cars.  He or she will then lead the procession to one of the pavilions. 

Pavilion Service
The piper will be at the pavilion and may play as you and the rest of the procession arrive.  If there is an honor guard, they will be at the curb in front of the pavilion.  The piper may then continue to play as you follow the honor guard and casket to the pavilion.

Pavillion A

The chaplain or minister will conduct the committal service and the honor guard will present the military honors ending with the presentation of  the flag to the family.  After the military representative and chaplain/minister have greeted the family, the piper can  play a tune.  The cemetery representative will then announce the conclusion of the service.The piper can then play.  

The piper can usually play four to five tunes before the service and as many as you would like after the service.

Once the service is completed, and family and friends have departed, the cemetery staff will move the casket or cremains for burial at the grave site.

Click here to look at and listen to a list of suggested tunes for funeral services.

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