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Nurses Honor Guard

The SUN Nurses Honor Guard will provide a final tribute, free of charge, for any licensed nurse, active or retired, for memorial or graveside services in the Snyder, Union, and Northumberland counties of Pennsylvania. 

SUN Nurses Honor Guard is made up of a network of nurses who volunteer their time, efforts, and
compassion to honor a fallen colleague.

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The Nightingale Tribute

The Nurses Honor Guard dresses in the traditional white uniform complete with a cap and cape.

The ceremony is brief. It takes about 5 minutes, and consists of reciting the Nightingale Tribute and laying a white rose on the casket or next to the urn, symbolizing the nurse's dedication to the profession.

After the Nightingale Tribute is recited, a triangle is rung after a roll call for the nurse. The nurse's name is called three times and the triangle is rung after each call of the name. After the roll call the words are spoken that the nurse is officially released from their nursing duties.

A lit Nightingale lamp is carried up at the beginning of the ceremony and is then extinguished and presented to the family with personal condolences made.

"We honor you this day and give you a white rose to symbolize our honor and appreciation for being our nursing colleague."

Talk with your funeral home director about the Nurses Honor Guard.

Schedule a tribute into the service in collaboration with the family, funeral home, or place of worship.

To request the presence of the Nursing Honor Guard at a nurse's service, please contact one of the following:

Brenda: 570-259-0315

June: 570-274-3275


SUN Nurses Honor Guard 

108 10th Ave

Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

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