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Military Funeral Honors
The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for providing military funeral honors. Honoring Those Who Served is the title of the DOD program for providing dignified military funeral honors to veterans who have defended our nation.

Upon the family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps.

The DOD began the implementation plan for providing military funeral honors for eligible veterans as enacted in Section 578 of Public Law 106-65 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 on January 1, 2000.

For More Information

Questions or comments concerning the DOD military funeral honors program may be sent to the following address:
Department of Defense
Directorate for Public Inquiry and Analysis
Room 3A750, The Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1400

To arrange military funeral honors, please contact your local funeral home.