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 director if they want military funeral honors. DoD maintains a toll-free number 1-877-MIL-HONR (877-645-4667) for use by funeral directors only to request honors. The VA can help arrange honors for burials at VA national cemeteries. Veteran’s service organizations or volunteer groups may also help provide honors.