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Honoring our Shipmates: The Heritage of the Military Funeral and Burial at Sea

By Annalisa Underwood, Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Honoring the deceased is a centuries-old practice that includes many traditions across cultures. The customs and traditions behind military funerals and burial at sea date as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. In the Navy’s culture, as …

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