The cost of a burial service is relative to several factors: Whether your choice is and attended or unattended service, location, number of passengers if there are to be some. We discuss the options with you in the planning stages. As a non-profit organization based in Long Beach, generally speaking, your costs will be the lowest should you choose the ceremony to be performed in that area. View-from-a-pier will always be the least expensive option. Boarding a boat will always be your most expensive option. We do not make a profit: the monies that come as donations to our foundation cover our operational costs only. Anything above that is greatly appreciated with all donations going to helping other Military families.
For some general ideas: View-from-a-pier, LB would be $500; 1-6 passengers, LB would be $700, and 7-12 passengers, LB $800. We feel that everyone should save if they can. Food, drinks, roses, and professional photography are our gifts to you at no additional cost.
We also provide our burial services any time of day, any day of the week. There are never any additional costs or ‘hidden’ fees.The Honor Guard service is also free. Most guests choose to donate $100 or so which covers their costs of uniforms, ammunition, and weapons.
For the State of California, the Secretary of State and Attorney General, Department of Justice, and Department of Consumer Affairs have awarded a non-profit, public benefit, charitable trust designation to The Last Watch Foundation to provide funeral services to help the Military and their families. We are the only organization in the United States to be awarded this honor. The State has also given us license to perform the scattering of ashes at sea. If a donation to The Last Watch is ever received, those funds are deposited directly into The Last Watch Foundation.