Veteran Service Offerings

The basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) 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. The type of Funeral Honors may be Full Military Honors, 7 Person Detail or a Standard Honors Team Detail.

At least one of the funeral honors detail will be from the Armed Force in which the deceased veteran served. Taps may be played by a bugler or, if a bugler is not available, by using a quality recorded version. Military Funeral Honor Teams may act as Pall Bearers if requested by the veteran/family.

How do I establish veteran eligibility?

This is established by providing the DD Form 214. The DD Form 214 may be obtained by filling out a Standard Form 180 and sending it to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
9700 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

The Standard Form 180 may be obtained by filling out the hard copy request form which we have placed below in the link from the National Records Center: The Standard Form 180

The following link allows you to request DD214/Separation Documents Online: Request Your Military Service Records

Veterans are entitled to the following:

- Flag presentation
- Playing of Taps
- Presidential Memorial Certificate
- Patriot Guard Riders of NY

If you’re looking for additional information, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has the answers you are looking for.

Here are a few links to get you started:

Survivor Benefits
Cemetery Services
Burial Benefits
Presidential Memorial Certificates
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
Burial Flags

​Need additional assistance? Contact VA