27 Feb Military Funeral Honors
If requested by the family, the public law number 106-65 requires the government to provide the veteran with a military funeral along with the presentation of a US burial flag and the playing of Taps.
The below-listed groups make their way into honoring the military funerals:
- Servicemembers on duty or serving selected reserves
- Ex-servicemembers who were honorably discharged
- Ex-servicemembers who were honorably discharged after completing at least one term of service or initial obligated service period in the Reserves.
- Ex-servicemembers discharged due to a disability caused while serving the military.
As per law, the military funeral must have two or more persons who are in uniform. One of them must be a member of the parent armed force of the veteran. The funeral home directors at the DOD may be contacted for such funerals.
You may also be assisted by the administration of the National cemeteries under VA if you want a funeral arranged for your beloved veteran. Assistance may be provided for the honors of a military funeral by the veteran organizations. When a funeral service is required at a national cemetery, they may be arranged by the committal service of a funeral home.