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Information for Families and Funeral Directors

Honorably Discharged veterans are eligible for funeral honors. When available, Pennsylvania’s militia forces provide this service at no cost to the families or funeral homes. We are honored to provide these services for departed veterans and their families.

TYPES OF HONORS
Modified Full Honors - (9 Soldiers)Honor Guard at Funeral
• Consists of:
• Chaplain (When requested and if available)
• Firing Party
• Playing of Taps
• Flag Folding
• Flag presentation to next of kin
Authorized for:
• Retirees with 20 or more years of service
• National Guard, Reserve and Active-Component services members who died while on Active Duty

Modified Honors - (3 Soldiers)
• Consists of: Honor Guard
• Playing of Taps
• Flag Folding
• Flag Presentation to next of kin
Authorized for:
• All Veterans with an honorable discharge

Required Documentation:
• DD214 for Active Duty or Reservists
• NGB 22 for a National Guard member

 
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