Veterans & Military Funeral Honors

You've successfully transitioned out of the military. What does life hold for you as a civilian? Learn about the veteran benefits you’ve earned — in education, training, job help, health, housing and assistance, even Military Funeral Honors — and about all the programs that can help you make the most of your life as a veteran.

Questions? As you make prearrangements, ensure your funeral director/planner has a copy of your DD Form 214 or other discharge paper and knows where to find the Military Funeral Honors coordinator listed in the Military Funeral Honors Directory or the number to call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647. OCONUS/International? View calling options.

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Honor Guard Services

This podcast explains honor guard duties for military funeral honors.

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Military Funeral Honors: Burial at Sea Program

This article outlines the Navy’s Burial at Sea Program, including eligibility criteria, how to initiate honors and a general timeline for honors to be carried out.

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Military ID Cards 101 – Eligibility and Access

One of the most valuable assets to service members is their military ID. The Department of Defense issues distinct identification cards to uniformed service members, their family members and other eligible individuals to serve as proof of the cardholder’s identity and Department of Defense affiliation.

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Remember America’s Military Heroes on Memorial Day Weekend

On the last Monday in May, our nation honors the selfless heroes who gave their lives to defend the land we love and the freedoms we believe everyone deserves.

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Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance

The Defense Department established eligibility requirements and the process for requesting and validating a service member for inclusion on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance.

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Online Military Memorial Pays Tribute to Service Members

The Department of Defense’s Military In Lasting Tribute memorial honors and remembers service members who died while serving honorably on active duty from 1985 to the present. It is the only DOD memorial to include peacetime deaths.

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