Veterans Funeral Honors

Military Funeral Honors are arranged, if requested by the family, by our funeral home as part of our basic professional services.  We believe that no family should have to handle these arrangements on their own. By allowing us to coordinate the honors for you, we are able to ensure that all of the necessary parties (Honor Guard, Veteran's Groups, etc..) are all properly informed as to when, where and how the honors will occur.


The basic Military Funeral Honors ceremony consists of the folding and presentation of the United States flag to the veterans' family and the playing of Taps. The ceremony is performed by a funeral honors detail consisting of at least two members of the Armed Forces.

The Funeral Honors rendered to you or your veteran will be determined by the status of the veteran - honorably discharged veteran or honorably discharged retiree.

Honors for Honorably Discharged Veterans

  • Two-man flag folding detail
  • Rendering of Taps
  • Gun salute provided by local veteran's group (if requested)
Honors for Honorably Discharged Retirees

  • Flag folding detail
  • Rendering of Taps
  • Gun salute provided by the Honor Guard
  • Pallbearers / Urn Bearers (if requested)

Who is eligible for Military Funeral Honors?

  • Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve.
  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

How do I establish veteran eligibility?

The preferred method 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.  We can assist you in requesting discharge documentation from the National Archives if you're unable to locate a copy.


In this section

Veterans Overview

Veterans Funeral Honors

Veterans Headstones

Veterans Burial Flags

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