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Veteran Services

Sunset Memorial Park, Funeral Home and Crematory proudly supports the area's veterans and their families. In fact, we offer veterans an interment grave space at Sunset at no charge. Veterans' families may also access grave spaces next to the Veteran's space.

With the presentation of an Honorable Discharge (DD-214), we will assist veterans and their families with planning a proper ceremony. In addition to the gravesite, our staff can assist with acquisition of a burial flag and marker provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, filing of Veterans Burial Benefits reimbursement paperwork, and even scheduling of a military honor guard for the services.

Sunset can also accommodate on-site military services beyond any other local memorial park, thanks to our partnership with the Patriot Guard Riders who fire artillery volleys from three Civil War-era cannons at each veteran’s service.

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Garden of Valor

The Garden of Valor at Sunset Memorial Park was established specifically for veterans and their families. A flagpole, eagle display and bronze plaque designate the garden as a local veterans burial site by commanders and leaders from local veterans groups.

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Freedom Park

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Freedom Park is the newest addition to Sunset Memorial Park. This garden is made up of companion arrangements featuring two interment spaces (one space is complimentary to the veteran) and a black, solid granite cross. The granite was chosen due to its durability and resistance to weathering. At the center of the garden is a static display AH-1 1971 model Cobra helicopter standing guard over the veterans’ graves.

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Patriot Guard Riders

The Patriotic Guard Riders is a nationwide organization of patriotic men and women who consider it an honor and privilege to provide their services for fallen soldiers, police officers and fireman. Upon request they will provide, at no cost, the following services:

  • An American flag line at the funeral home or church and the cemetery
  • An escort from the funeral home or church to the cemetery
  • Patriotic people with outstretched flags as shields to stand between any protestors and mourning family and friends
  • Respect, honor and support for the dearly departed, family, and friends

Speak with Sunset about how you can integrate the Patriot Guard’s services into the memorial service for your loved one. 

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Contact us today to discuss your veteran funeral needs.

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Sunset Memorial Park
1700 Barrington Road
| Dothan, AL 36350
Tel: 1-334-983-6604
| Fax: 1-334-983-1006


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You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

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