"To these brave men and women, I dedicate these
Civil Service Uniform Caskets as never before has there been a casket
which serves to honor their service and represent them as to how they
lived. These caskets illustrate a fitting tribute to their time honored
traditions of duty with courage, honor, and service. They are going
to the House that Love built, and they want to go as to who they are
and were for a lifetime. Their memory will be forever etched on our
hearts and our souls."
Our Police and Firefighters are always on the front lines every hour, of every day, serving to make us safe. They leave their homes every day for you, and me and sometimes they don't come back: a part of America died. They are dedicated to making this a safer world and to continue doing what is required in their job. Their motto of "Loyal To Our Duty" and "To Protect and Serve" unites them not only in tragedy, but they are also united in their faith in the public they serve, and their dedication and support of each other. They will remain always at our service, and they live by their commitment to us so that we be safe and in peace. That is what they do, and that is what they are.
"The enormous gratitude that I felt for the gift of bravery and selflessness given to me at a time of my most dire need, made me just want to crawl into their strong bodies and give their hearts a big hug".
These Civil Service Caskets for our Police and Firefighters are made available using the New York Police and Fire Departments' uniform fabric to line the interiors in tribute to those who gave their lives on 9/11. The uniform trim is replicated by the pin-striping and the casket is painted the same color as the uniform itself. Also included are brass embellishments of a Motto Plate and American Flag, with either a Collar Device or Hat Emblem on each of the handles.
The interior includes the Uniform Buttons, with service Hat & Gloves, Belt & Buckle, and a Register Book. Also included is an embroidered Flag Bag to accommodate the folded American Flag which is also included and given to the next-of-kin at the grave side service. For the Firefighters, a Ceremonial Ax is included with a name plate, plus tassels and cord, and for the Police, a Ceremonial Baton. Inside the open lid isa beautiful generic Embroidered Emblem which can be done in the Departments own logo if for a Pre-Need. A 3'x5' Service Flag with fringe is used as a blanket, as the Civil Service Veterans have stated that they would like to “be buried with the flag of the Department that I served”. A Honorable Service Display is used for the purpose of displaying personal items such as Medalsand Ribbons, Badges, Shoulder Patches, and a genuine Whistle and Chain for the Police, and Collar Devices of either F.D. or P.D. A beautiful Medal which reads ”Honorable Service” with Ribbon attached is given to all Civil Service Veterans to be placed around their neck in tribute to their loyalty to duty.
Included with the purchase of a Class 'A' Casket:
1. Cover & Gloves
2. Ceremonial Belt and Buckle.
3. Ceremonial Firefighters Ax or Police Baton
4. Firefighter or Police 3’x5’ Flag with Fringe is used as a Burial Blanket
5. A Maltese Cross or Police Badge are embroidered inside of the lid using gold metallic thread, silver for the Police. For Pre-Need your Department Logo can be substituded..
6. Register Book is made of the uniform coat fabric and trim, buttons, and a cover emblem. The corner is cut with a Red Firefighters or Blue Police Ribbon for at-need, or a ribbon of choice for pre-need.
7. Flag Bag is made of the uniform coat fabric and trim, button, cover emblem, with the corner cut with a Red Firefighters or Blue Police Ribbon for at-need, or a ribbon of choice for pre-need. The bag is embroidered FIREFIGHTER and LOYAL TO OUR DUTY in gold metallic thread, and TO PROTECT AND SERVE in silver for the Police. Three spent M-1 Rifle cartridge shells are added and in a velvet bag which is to be placed in the fold of the American Flag at the grave side ceremony. And, F.D or P.D. collar devices. Pre-Need Bag is embroidered with Rank and Name.
8. Honorable Service Display (Saddle Blanket) is a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service, is made of the uniform coat fabric and trim, button, cover emblem, with the corner cut with a Red Firefighter or Blue Police Ribbon for at-need, or a ribbon of choice for pre-need. The Display is embroidered FIREFIGHTER and LOYAL TO OUR DUTY in gold metallic thread, and TO PROTECT AND SERVE in silver for the Police. Also are a engraveable gold St. Florian Medallion “In Appreciation of Excellence” for the Firefighter Veteran , and a St. Michael Medallion in silver for the Police. An authentic Police Whistle, or a small gold replica of the Firefighters Ax are included, as well as F.D. or P.D. collar devices. The Display items can be discarded and replaced with the Veterans' own Ribbons, Medals, Insignias, and other Devices if the Veteran is not in uniform, or wishes not to wear them. Pre-Need Display is embroidered with Rank and Name.
9. Pallbeares’ Kit consists of six pair of White Gripper Gloves, Officer Sword Mourning Knots, which are used as arm bands, and Branch of Service Lapel Pins. This KIT can also be used for Family members, or given to close Friends and Relatives to show respect to the deceased Veteran.
10. Sympathy Card
11. Package of Poppy Seeds for the Widow or Next-of-Kin for planting of a Veterans Memorial at home in the garden, or for at the grave site.
12. $25.00 Donation to the Veterans’ organization contributed by The Jonathan Field Collection in the name of the Veteran.