There comes a time during a career in the Coast Guard Auxiliary when a member must take part in a memorial service for an Auxiliarist.
Many times, when it happens, it’s totally unexpected. Death is an awkward subject. It is a language none of us feels fluent in, no matter how much experience we’ve had. We reach for words and hope they’re the right ones. What matters though is the effort.
The funeral memorial service provides an opportunity for Auxiliary friends and family to gather in mutual sorrow to observe the passing of a member who has been important in their lives. It may be held in a church, temple, funeral home or other venue such as a memorial service meaningful to the decedent."
These words come from the Coast Guard Auxiliary Memorial Guide Book