Upon request, DOD will provide
military funeral honors consisting of folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of “Taps.” A funeral honors detail consists of two or more uniformed
members of the armed forces, with at least one member from the deceased’s branch of service.
Family members should inform their funeral directors if they want military funeral
honors. DOD maintains a toll-free number (877-MIL-HONR) for use by funeral directors only to request honors. VA can help arrange
honors for burials at VA national cemeteries. Veterans’ service organizations or volunteer groups may help provide honors.