White dove releases at funerals are a beautiful and symbolic way to honor the memory of a loved one. The dove release is often done at the end of the service or graveside ceremony and can symbolize the release of the spirit of the deceased. It can also symbolize peace, love, and hope for the future. The white doves are trained to return home, so they do not get lost or disoriented after the release. Many people find comfort in this tradition and believe releasing doves provides a sense of closure and peace during a difficult time.
The number of doves released at a funeral can vary depending on the family's preference or cultural traditions. Some families choose to release a single dove, while others may release a pair or a small flock of a dozen white doves. The important thing is that the dove release is a meaningful tribute to the deceased and provides comfort to those who are grieving.