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Burials at Sea, Long Beach, CA

The Last Watch provides burial at sea services to families in Long Beach, CA. If you are looking for reliable and memorable services, they are a great organization to call. We offer some of the most elegant and meaningful services to our clients so they can bid farewell to their loved ones in the way they want.


In recent years, burials at sea have grown more common, including among non-military families. This approach has several benefits and can make things easier for family and friends. Here are some of the benefits of a military sea burial such as:

  • A Noble Conclusion - Burial at sea is a noble end for those who have served for years at sea. It is a significant gesture and an excellent method to recognize a person's career. While land funerals may undoubtedly be meaningful, there is something enigmatic and notable about the ocean. It can elevate the ritual to a higher level of significance. Its why many non-military families also opt for it.

  • Closeness and Atmosphere - Those who have witnessed sea burials frequently comment on the ceremony's serene atmosphere and emotional intimacy. There will be fewer witnesses, primarily when conducted on a boat. The tranquil environment guarantees that family members may say a heartfelt farewell to their cherished ones.

  • Uncomplicated Planning Process - It takes far less time to arrange a military funeral at sea than to plan a burial on land. This is mostly because there are fewer considerations, which can be a comfort for mourning families. You do not have to cope with a funeral home, a casket, food, transportation, and other arrangements of a similar kind. The short, uncomplicated burial at sea offers everyone concerned the necessary solace.

  • Cost-Effective - It is impossible to place a price tag on the burial ceremony of a loved one. Therefore, most people prefer not to talk about money at this painful time. However, affordable services can alleviate the strain on the shoulders of a bereaved family. Sea burials are more cost-effective than land funerals, particularly with a non-profit organization like us handling the service. We use the money donated at these marine funerals to support military families. This is a double advantage, as you can have a lovely ceremony and help a family in need.

  • The Honor Guard - This service consists of guards, a flag-folding ceremony, a 21-rifle volley, music, family readings, and the playing of taps. This ritual lends a dignified air to the burial and helps respect those who have served their nation.

We perform these services with respect and compassion at The Last Watch, ensuring that the event is memorable for all who attend. Choosing us for this crucial final farewell makes the event meaningful for everyone concerned.

Licensed Provider of Burials At Sea In Long Beach, CA Services

The Secretary of State and the Attorney General, DOJ, and Department of Consumer Affairs in California have designated The Last Watch Foundation as a public benefit, charitable non-profit organization to offer burial services to Veterans and their families. We are the only entity in the US to receive this distinction. Additionally, the State has permitted us to sprinkle ashes at sea. We immediately put the money into The Last Watch Foundation if we ever receive a gift. We use the funds to organize burials at sea for families that need financial assistance.

If you want to know more about our military burials at sea in Long Beach, CA, please call us at 714-393-9999. You can also send The Last Watch your queries via this Online Form, and we will call you back soon to provide you with the information you need.

For the State of California, the Secretary of State and Attorney General, Department of Justice, and Department of Consumer Affairs have awarded a non-profit, public benefit, charitable trust designation to The Last Watch Foundation to provide funeral services to help the Military and their families. We are the only organization in the United States to be awarded this honor. The State has also given us license to perform the scattering of ashes at sea. If a donation to The Last Watch is ever received, those funds are deposited directly into The Last Watch Foundation.

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 basically as a ‘back drop’ for the burial service. Well taken care of, she also will provide for you the ‘comfort’ that a ceremony would not have to be cancelled because she was not running.
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