The Last Salute: Civil and Military Funerals, 1921-1969 (2014 Reprint)

The Last Salute: Civil and Military Funerals, 1921-1969 (2014 Reprint)
Title:
The Last Salute: Civil and Military Funerals, 1921-1969 (2014 Reprint)
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
$53.00
$26.50
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Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00575-1
ISBN:
9780160925191
Description

Our national tradition of honoring prominent officials is never more in evidence than following the death of an American dignitary. The ceremonies of the public funeral salute his accomplishments in life and demonstrate the Nation's recognition of a debt owed for his services.

Long-standing military customs and the wishes of the next of kin are the foundations of these ceremonies. The military departments consequently have important roles in performing last rites, although many other agencies of the Federal Government participate in varying degrees. Collectively, these agencies conduct several types of funerals, ranging from the modest to the elaborate. This gradation permits the Nation to recognize properly the wishes of the next of kin and the rank or public station held by an official prior to or at the time of his demise.

This book presents accounts of funerals conducted for civil and military officials, active and retired, and for the unknown servicemen of three wars between 1921 and 1969. Also described are farewell ceremonies honoring foreign dignitaries who died while on duty in the United States. Since the pattern for present-day public funerals has evolved from these ceremonies, this volume, in addition to being a valuable historical record, contains guidance for arranging final honors.

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Audience

This book may be helpful to military officials, veterans, and veteran families, as well as military historians.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$26.50
International Price:
$37.10
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Mossman, B. C.
Year/Pages:
429 p.
Notes:
GPO did not sell the 1971 or 1991 edition.
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military History Publication 90 1
  • Army History
  • Military History
  • Civil and Military Funerals
  • Funerals
  • Last Salute: Civil and Military Funerals, 1921-1969
Weight:
2.3125
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
07/22/2014
Last Status Update:
11/03/2017
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