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 detail of at least two  members of the Armed Forces. The types of ceremony offered  are:

         Full Military Honors

         7 Person Detail

         Standard Honors Team Detail




  • Military members on active duty or in Selective Reserve

  • Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable.

  • Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of obligated service in the Selective Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable

  • Former military members discharged from the Selective Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.




     The preferred method is the DD Form 214, Certificate of    Release or Discharge from Active Duty.

 If not available, the form can 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


 Standard Form 180 can also be obtain on line at: