By Senior Master Sgt. Phillip A. Myers during his funeral April 27 at Arlington National Cemetery. Sergeant Myers, from Hopewell, Va. His family was the first to allow media coverage of the dignified transfer of remains at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
Do you know proper military funeral etiquette?
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The rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran, free of charge, is mandated by law. An honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran consists of not less than two members of the Armed Forces. The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of taps. The veteran's parent service representative will present the flag. The preferred method for verifying eligibility is the DD
Planning & Attending a Military Funeral - Etiquette & Expectations
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While any funeral is a reverent affair, military funeral protocols are typically more formal. All attendees are generally expected to maintain their bearing and not cause a commotion. This is particularly true for military members in uniform.