Veterans with no family in attendance at the services are of particular concern and the Friends of Fallen Heroes. They will be present when family or friends are unable to attend.
Additionally, they will present a condolence card when families are present and affirm that they are there to assist, accompany and promote a sympathetic relationship at the interment services, as needed.
The intent of participation by the Friends of Fallen Heroes is not to interfere with funeral services, but rather to support any Veteran, Veteran's widow, or family during a time when they feel most vulnerable and alone.
Mission Statement: No Veteran will be laid to rest alone in the Bakersfield National Cemetery.