Honor Guard

Military Rites for Funerals

FUNERAL HONORS ELIGIBILITY

VERIFYING ELIGIBILITY

The preferred method for verifying eligibility is the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. If the DD Form 214 is not available, any discharge document showing other than dishonorable service can be used. The DD Form 214 may be obtained by requesting it online from the National Archives.

REQUESTING MILITARY FUNERAL HONORS

Families of eligible veterans request funeral honors through their funeral director. The funeral director will contact the appropriate Military Service to arrange for the funeral honors detail.

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