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.
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? Click here for calling options.
You saw your share of moving in the military. Now, as a veteran, maybe you’re thinking about settling down. Thanks to your service, you’ve earned good benefits. Here are some other programs to check out.
From the folding of the flag to the sounding of Taps, here is a guide to what you can expect during military funeral honors.
Military funeral honors are provided to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of our nation’s veterans.
The Gold Star Lapel Button Program has expanded to include stepsiblings among survivors eligible for the honor of receiving and wearing a pin recognizing the loss of their service member.