Frequently Asked Questions About Military Funeral Honors

The Military Funeral Honors program includes several key elements that your casualty assistance officer or Military Funeral Honors coordinator can guide you through. In addition, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to navigating the traditional process.

Who is eligible for Military Funeral Honors?add
What do Military Funeral Honors consist of? add
Who receives the burial flag? add
How can Military Funeral Honors be requested? add
How do I obtain a copy of military records and DD Form 214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” to establish eligibility? add
How do I obtain Military Funeral Honors or a burial flag if the DD214 is lost or damaged and I have no other proof? add
What is a Presidential Memorial Certificate? add
How much does Military Funeral Honors cost? add
How do I request a grave headstone, marker, or medallion? add
Where can I get a list of national and state cemeteries? add
Who performs Military Funeral Honors? add