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Veteran Memorials at Sea
Memorial scattering of ashes at sea for veterans. San Diego bay ash scattering.

memorials at sea

Memorials at Sea for Veterans in San Diego

We provide a personalized memorial scattering of ashes at sea for your veteran which includes:
A date and time of your choosing
Your choice of location
Attendance by your loved ones
The classic wooden yacht Jada as the platform for your service & scattering of ashes

Not available through the VA (The Department of Veterans Affairs):
The VA does not perform burials at sea. They refer you to the U.S. Navy for a date and time of their choosing. The Navy determines the location and loved ones are not allowed to attend

Available through the VA for Veterans – whether the scattering is with the Navy or aboard the yacht Jada:
Burial flags with the folding ceremony and sounding of taps
Honors which include: firing parties, pallbearers, and color-guards
Presidential Memorial Certificates

Reimbursement of burial expenses:
VA will pay a burial allowance of up to $2,000 if veterans death was service connected.
VA will pay a burial allowance of up to $300 for veterans who at the time of death were entitled to receive pension or compensation or would have been entitled if they were not receiving military retirement pay.
If death is not service connected, claims must  be filed within 2 years of burial.

Checklist for a Veterans Burial at Sea on JADA:
Gather your Veteran’s information:
Form DD 214  (record of military service), medical records, social security information, death-certificate and marriage license.

Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at 1-800-827-1000.

Request to make arrangements for a Veteran’s funeral:
Work with the VA’s burial and death benefits department and speak to a VA counselor to apply for all the benefits you and your veteran qualify for.
Spousal benefits are available as well so make sure to ask for this too!

Separate burial of a second container of ashes:
Inform the VA that you desire your veteran to be “inured” which means that you need a space in a VA cemetery set aside for the container. And also ask for a grave marker which will display the name, rank, date of birth & date of death.

Ask for a list of crematories in the vicinity of your home that will work with the VA.
Make sure to get two containers – one for the scattering and one for the cemetery.

Request that the VA provide the special benefits which you desire:

These may include an American ‘burial’ flag, a Presidential Memorial Certificate, and Funeral with ‘Full Military Honors’ if you choose for your burial at sea or at the cemetery.

Contact Sail Jada at (858) 222-9479 to arrange for the scattering.

The foregoing information was obtained from the VA website and other sources believed reliable.

For additional information please reference the following links:
– United States Navy Mortuary Affairs & Burial At Sea Program
-Veterans Affairs Burials

In addition to providing memorials at sea in San Diego, Sail Jada provides public yacht charters and private charter passengers with several different options. This beautiful 65-foot San Diego sailboat takes passengers seeking sunset cruises, whale watching and wedding at sea cruises in San Diego. Call (858) 222-9479 to learn more today.

Click here for a memorial charter quote.

*Sail JADA Charters is commercially insured and licensed by the State of California as a “Cremated Remains Disposer”

12:30 pm San Diego Whale Watching Public ... @ Sheraton Marina
San Diego Whale Watching Public ... @ Sheraton Marina
Mar 24 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
San Diego Whale Watching Public Charter @ Sheraton Marina | San Diego | California | United States
Climb aboard the authentic classic yacht Jada — the gorgeously handcrafted 65-foot yawl — and experience true comfort and style as you sail out of San Diego to get up-close and personal with one of the world’s great wonders: the Gray Whale. The professionals on board this maximum-25-person sail are highly knowledgeable about these majestic mammals and not only provide plenty of great information, but also know the best spots to catch extended glimpses of the gentle giants on their 10,000-mile migration south. Dolphins, sea lions and other sea life often pop up as well, making this trip a true adventure. This afternoon excursion features an attentive and experienced crew and includes soft drinks and snacks. And you’re welcome to bring your own picnic lunch on board.

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