Figure 4-6.-The Chapel Service, St. Andrews Chapel, U.S. Naval Academy.
or chapel ushers should ensure that a sufficient
number of front seats on the right side of the
chapel facing the altar are reserved for the
The two front pews on the left are reserved
for the honorary pallbearers. If body bearers are
used to carry the casket into position inside the
chapel, seats should be reserved for them in the
rear of the chapel.
The conveyance bearing the remains to the
chapel should arrive a few moments before the
time set for the service. Since the casket
normally is covered with the national colors, the
escort is called to attention and the escort
commander salutes as the conveyance arrives.
When all is in readiness to move the casket
into the chapel, the escort commander brings
the escort to Present, ARMS. At this command,