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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Military Funeral Honors and Military Cemeteries: Frequently Asked Questions

Barbara Salazar Torreon
Information Research Specialist

This report is written in response to frequently asked questions about military funeral honors and military cemeteries. It provides information on the eligibility criteria, required components of the honor detail, and the funeral ceremony. It also cites legislation that mandates that the Department of Defense (DOD) make military funeral honors available to every eligible veteran upon request. This report will be updated as needed. For related reading, see CRS Report R42651, FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Policy Issues, coordinated by Catherine A. Theohary, and CRS Report R41386, Veterans’ Benefits: Burial Benefits and National Cemeteries, by Christine Scott.

Date of Report: May 3, 2013
Number of Pages: 10
Order Number: RS21545
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