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The Last Watch offers a free scattering of ashes at sea for military families. We also help to arrange for a full military Honor Guard ceremony prior to boarding the 'Orion'. We offer this because the owner of the company is of military background, as was his family, and we want to honor the military in our own way. It is an honorable and dignified means of burial and we want to do our part in giving appreciation to the fallen heroes that served this country.

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Our main goal in this ministry is to provide for you the most wonderful, beautiful, honorable, and memorable celebration possible. We really do care about you and never would want to be considered a “business”.

The Vision

“Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers
Yours has the suffering been
The memory shall be ours”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Last Watch was created to honor our Military Heroes and their families. The Owner and President, Pat O’Connor is a Viet Nam veteran serving our great country as a leader of Green Beret units through the U.S. Army Airborne Special Forces. He wanted to ‘give back’ so established a pro-bono Military Burial service with the scattering of ashes at sea for all Military branches and their families. We have learned that we are the only organization in the United States to honor our service members in this way.

We were awarded through the state of California the status of a non-profit, public service, charitable trust by the Attorney General and Secretary of State. We are so blessed to be able to help so many families in their time of great need. It is also a great blessing to be able to serve our country by helping all members and families of the Military.

Pat’s father was a communications officer in the Merchant Marines during WW 2. He also taught at the Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point, Long Island. For generations, many members of his family have proudly served.

Let us be honored by calling us in such a difficult time such as the loss of a loved one. We will arrange for a full Honor Guard with a flag folding ceremony, 21 rifle volley, and the playing of taps. After this ceremony, we will board our boat and go out to sea for the loving and honorable scattering of ashes. This is followed by the ringing of the ship’s bell (Eight Bells) signifying ‘The Last Watch’ by the deceased for our gracious country before returning to port. The Honor Guard Ceremony followed by the time on the yacht ‘Orion’ lasts about two and one half hours.

It is such a dignified and loving way to honor the hero in your life. All of this is supported by donations that extend to helping another military family.

Areas We Services:

  • Anaheim
  • Anaheim Hills
  • Bellflower
  • Brea
  • Buena Park
  • Chino Hills
  • Cowan Heights
  • Dana Point
  • Diamond Bar
  • Fullerton
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Huntington Beach
  • LA County
  • La Habra
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Lakewood
  • Long Beach
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Orange
  • Orange County
  • Orange Park Acres
  • Redondo Beach
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Seal Beach
  • Villa Park
  • Westminster
  • Whittier
  • Yorba Linda
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The Vessel

The yacht ‘Orion’ is our private boat taken care of and maintained by our family. Our basic philosophy is that each week, she may be a week older, but she’s also a week nicer. We take great pride in her and want her not only to be a great boat for us, but also a wonderful and beautiful boat for you and your party. Your time spent with us is enhanced by being aboard a great boat.