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  Military funeral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A military funeral in the United States is a funeral given by the military for a veteran, a soldier who died in battle, a member of a law enforcement agency or a fire department who dies in the line of duty, or another prominent military figure.
For funerals of former presidents, a riderless horse, symbolizing a fallen leader, usually accompanied the caisson.
A fly-by by military jets in a missing man formation is performed when requested at funerals for flyers and general officers of the United States Air Force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_funeral   (638 words)

 Military Funeral Honors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for providing military funeral honors.The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration cemetery staff assist with military funeral honors at VA national cemeteries.
The DOC program calls for funeral home directors to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran's family.Veterans organizations may assist in the provision of military funeral honors.
When military funeral honors at a national cemetery are desired, they are arranged prior to the committal service by the funeral home.
www.geocities.com /peart01us/funeral1.html   (171 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Members of the Ready Reserve performing Military Funeral Honors in Funeral Honors Duty status may be reimbursed for travel and transportation expenses incurred in conjunction with such duty as authorized in 37 U.S.C. Chapter 7 (reference (c)) if such duty is performed at a location 50 miles or more from the member's residence.
Military Funeral Honors support of any kind shall be withheld for any individual convicted of a capital offense under Federal or State law for which the person was sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole (in accordance with 10 U.S.C. (reference (e))).
The Military Services are authorized to provide elements of honors such as, firing parties, pallbearers and color guards in addition to those deemed mandatory as described in paragraph 4.2.
www.dtic.mil /whs/directives/corres/html2/d130015x.htm   (2618 words)

 Burial insurance Funeral home, more information about Funeral home
It is a place where the deceased are prepared for funeral services, and the family gathers for the funeral.
A funeral home is a facility that provides a number of functions dealing with the deceased person and their families.
The funeral home will often have one or more large areas that are set aside for families to gather for a wake.
www.burial-insurance.us /Funeral_home.html   (493 words)

 arperscom funeral sop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Funeral Honors Duty may be performed in either an active duty status or in the inactive FHD status.
Even though the member performed funeral honors duties (training) in the morning and funeral honors duties (funeral) in the afternoon, they are only entitled to one payment of the $50 FHDA and one retirement point for 15 Jan 2000.
One of the uniformed military persons shall be a uniformed military representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran and shall be the one to present the flag to the family or other appropriate individual.
www.chapnet.army.mil /reserves/policyandnewsletters/funeralpolicy/funeralsop.htm   (1804 words)

 Military Funeral Honors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the veteran's parent service of the armed forces.
The DOD program calls for funeral home directors to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veterans' family.
The Department of Defense began the implementation plan for providing military funeral honors for eligible veterans as enacted in Section 578 of Public Law 106-65 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2000 on Jan. 1, 2000.
www.cem.va.gov /mhg.htm   (295 words)

 SUBJECT:  Military Funeral Support
Military Funeral Honors support of any kind shall be withheld for any individual convicted of a capital offense under Federal or State law for which the person was sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole (in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 985 (reference (e))).
Assign regional responsibilities for receiving and coordinating requests for Military Funeral Honors and establish procedures to ensure compliance with a request for honors.  The office with regional responsibilities shall be known as the Regional Military Funeral Honors Coordinator.
Determine procedures for augmenting the two-person Military Funeral Honors details in accordance with respective Service traditions.  The Military Services are authorized to provide elements of honors such as, firing parties, pallbearers and color guards in addition to those deemed mandatory as described in paragraph 4.2.
www.dtic.mil /whs/directives/corres/sgml/d130015p.sgm   (2176 words)

 Military Funeral Honors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
While military funeral honors are a long-standing tradition, it wasn’t until 1999 that the rights of veterans and the responsibilities of the federal government were written into law.
The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the veteran's branch of military service.
Funeral home directors must request military funeral honors from DoD, whether burial is in a national cemetery or another cemetery.
www1.va.gov /opa/fact/milhonor.html   (311 words)

 Egypt to host military funeral for Arafat
Funeral plans were still in flux, but officials said ceremonies were expected to begin at 11 a.m.
Ceremonies would now be held at a mosque closer to the military airport and a military hospital where the coffin was expected to remain overnight, he said.
Security sources said that after the funeral, Arafat’s body would be flown by plane and helicopter to the West Bank town of Ramallah, where he is due to be buried in the compound Israeli forces confined him to for over 2-1/2 years.
www.tiscali.co.uk /cgi-bin/news/newswire.cgi/news/reuters/2004/11/11/world/egypttohostmilitaryfuneralforarafat.html&template=/news/templates/newswire/news_story_reuters.html   (667 words)

 Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Military Funeral Honors Page
The law requires that, upon the family's request, every eligible veteran is entitled to receive a military funeral honors ceremony to include folding, presentation of the United States burial flag and the sounding of taps, at no cost to the family.
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs' Military Funeral Honors Program is designed to complement and augment existing federal and local programs that provide this solemn and dignified ceremony to honor a deceased veteran at the time of burial.
Funeral directors are requested to ask the question to the family if they would like military representation and/or local VSO support for honors to be provided.
dva.state.wi.us /Ben_funeralhonors.asp   (1688 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The core elements of the funeral honors ceremony, which will be conducted on request, include a minimum two-person detail, flag folding, flag presentation and playing of taps, which may be from a recording.
Military Funeral Honors are provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to the family.
The military service request at least 48 hours advance notice in order to organize the funeral honors detail.
www.state.nj.us /military/veterans/njguide/military-fh.html   (345 words)

 MDHG Web Page
The rendering of military funeral honors is the ceremonial paying of respect and the final demonstration of the country’s gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our Nation.
The provision of military funeral honors is designated a total force mission.
  Military burial honors may not be furnished in the case of a person whose last discharge from the Selected Reserve was under dishonorable conditions.
www.mdmildep.org /funeralprogram   (1199 words)

 Military Funeral Honors Team of Lake County
By law, the Military Funeral Honors detail will consist of at least two uniformed members of the military, with the detail leader from the parent service of the deceased.
He or she will ensure the funeral director explains military honors to the family, and that they understand the honors to be performed.
After the funeral procession has arrived, the funeral director will open the rear of the hearse and the pallbearers should move into position so they can move easily to the back of the hearse when needed.
www.calegion.org /html/lake_county_honors_team.html   (1353 words)

 Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Military Funeral Honors FAQ Page
Rendering military funeral honors reflects the highest regard and respect accorded to military service and demonstrates military professionalism to the nation and the world.
The Military Funeral Honors Request Form - WDVA 2800 and additional forms for Funeral Directors or VSO's are available on-line in the WDVA Forms section.
A funeral director may issue a tuition voucher in the amount of $25 to a student when sounding TAPS during a military honors funeral for a deceased veteran.
saa.dva.state.wi.us /Ben_MFHPFAQ.asp   (2885 words)

 Military Funeral Honors - The "Bugle Boys" of Company B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The first time taps was played at a military funeral may also have been in Virginia soon after Butterfield composed it.
Army infantry regulations by 1891 required taps to be played at military funeral ceremonies.
Taps now is played by the military at burial and memorial services and to signal the “lights out” command at day’s end.
www.dj28405.com /dj-tapsStory.aspx   (412 words)

 SOLDIER'S FUNERAL TEXAS STYLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
There was lots of military brass and an eloquent (though inappropriately longwinded) Baptist preacher.
Everyone on the road who was not in the procession, pulled over, got out of their cars, and stood silently and respectfully, some put their hands over their hearts, some had small flags.
The military presence...at least two generals, a fist full of colonels, and representatives from every branch of the service, plus the color guard which attended James, and some who served with him...
members.accessus.net /~tmcdonld/lighthse/Texas.htm   (798 words)

 Faq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Funeral Directors in the U.S. Territories, who do not have access to the toll-free number, may work directly with the Military Service points of contact in their Territory.
If no funeral director is involved, burial flags may be obtained from VA regional offices, national cemeteries and most U.S. post offices by completing VA Form 21-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes, and submitting it with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers at any of these locations.
In the event there is a conflict in our schedule due to military funeral honors requests, we will notify the POC of the function immediately.
www.robins.af.mil /services/honorguard/faq.htm   (1664 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Egypt prepares military funeral for Arafat
CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt prepared Thursday for a strictly controlled military funeral for Yasser Arafat where dignitaries from around the world will pay their respects, but where the people – among whom Arafat was by far more popular – will be mostly shut out.
The club where the funeral will be held takes its name from the British military withdrawal from Egypt in 1953 – "galaa" is the Arabic word for evacuation – and it is located in the district of Heliopolis, where Mubarak lives.
After the funeral, Arafat's coffin will be taken to the Almaza military base near the club and then flown to Ramallah in the West Bank, Gen. Abdel Fattah Badran said.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20041111-1338-arafatfuneral.html   (768 words)

 HELLFIRE CORNER - Somme - Australia - Bosisto Burial - Courcelette
It's a good example of a cemetery which was originally used as a battlefield cemetery, where the survivors of a successful attack buried the bodies of their fallen comrades, and the small group of original burials is recognisable, as is usually the case in this type of cemetery, by being referred to as Plot 1.
The funeral began with a procession, at the slow march, led by a detachment of the 10th/27th Battalion the Royal South Australian Regiment, the "direct descendants" of Russell Bosisto's 27th Battalion, AIF.
This casual approach to military life and this sense of equality has often been commented on and it still lives on, in a way...........
www.hellfire-corner.demon.co.uk /bosisto.htm   (2229 words)

 Military Funeral Honors
Military Funeral Honors have always been provided whenever possible.
However, the law now mandates the rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran if requested by the family.
The funeral director will contact the appropriate Military Service to arrange for the funeral honors detail.
www.richmondmarines.org /FuneralHonors.htm   (424 words)

 National Funeral Directors Association - Military Funeral Policy
Military authorities will in most instances assist with the arrangements for these services within amounts allowed by the government, or the next of kin may make their own arrangements, if desired, and claim reimbursement in the amounts allowed.
Military authorities will make arrangements and pay for the transportation of the remains if the next of kin makes such arrangements, the reimbursement cannot exceed what it would have cost the government to forward the remains.
If the remains are consigned to a funeral home which will be responsible for delivery to a national cemetery, the maximum reimbursement is $2,000.
www.nfda.org /page.php?pID=153   (582 words)

 Military Funeral on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Military Funeral of Sergeant Albert Beaumont - December 1915.
Albert Beaumont received a full military funeral in Cottenham Cambridgeshire and was buried in the Cottenham...
A military funeral for the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has been held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo...
www.poemsofdoubt.co.uk /poems/military_funeral.html   (258 words)

 NBC5.com - News - Alderman: Funeral Protestors 'As Low As One Can Go'
Veterans in Chicago said a military funeral is no place to deliver that message, NBC5's Phil Rogers reported.
The Pentagon has warned military officials across the country to temper their responses, cautioning them that the demonstrators want to be arrested so they can sue to fund future activities.
The message from the group of military veterans was free speech was one thing, but human decency is a different matter altogether.
www.nbc5.com /news/4825111/detail.html?z=dp&dpswid=2265994&dppid=65193   (405 words)

 Captain's Call Kit - Fall 2000 - Veterans entitled to military funeral honors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
DOD is now required to render military funeral honors to all eligible veterans.
The funeral honors ceremony will include the folding and presentation of the American flag and the playing of "Taps." However, the scarcity of buglers in the Armed Services often necessitates use of a high-quality recording instead, which is permitted under the new law.
The next of kin or other appropriate person must request the funeral honors from the military through a funeral director, as required by DOD policy.
www.mediacen.navy.mil /pubs/cck/cck0200/pg7.htm   (193 words)

 Lt. gov. crashed Marine's funeral, kin say   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out her business card and then saying "our government" is against the war.
Rhonda Goodrich of Indiana, Pa., said yesterday that a funeral was held Tuesday at a church in Carnegie for her brother-in-law, Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich, 32.
Goodrich said she is positive that Knoll was not invited to the funeral, which was jammed with Marines in dress uniform and police officers, because the fallen Marine had been a policeman in McKeesport and Indiana County.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05204/542520.stm   (460 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Military -- Funeral planned for WWII soldier identified 60 years after his death
The military did not notify Sharpe's family until more than a year later, after thoroughly analyzing the bones and teeth to make sure they matched Sharpe's medical records.
Soldiers from Fort Stewart will provide full military honors – serving as pallbearers, presenting the family with a flag and firing a three-volley salute as a bugler plays taps.
Miller, 71, said her family never had a funeral for Sharpe after the Army declared him presumed dead.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/military/20050127-0130-wwiisoldierfound.html   (532 words)

 Mexico denies Ga. Marine military funeral salute | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
His wife and his parents insisted on a full Marine military burial in his hometown in Mexico, about 45 miles from this tourist city in the state of Guanajuato.
Instead of flying Lopez's body to Mexico on a military flight from Dover Air Force Base, as planned, his body will be flown to his country of origin by a commercial jet liner later this week.
Lopez's funeral will probably be the first time a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq will be laid to rest in Mexico.
www.ajc.com /news/content/news/0704/01daltonmarine.html   (792 words)

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