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What are military funeral benefits?
Military funerals are often depicted in movies as a loud 21 gun salute and at a military only cemetery. While these do happen, more often military funerals are more personalized.
The general benefits that a veteran is entitled to include:
Burial at a national cemetery
Presidential Memorial Certificate
Folding and presenting the burial flag
Playing of taps
A military funeral honors ceremony includes:
Folding and presenting the United States burial flag
The playing of taps
Burial or memorialization is in a national cemetery, state Veterans' cemetery, or military post/base cemetery
A headstone or marker
A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of deceased Veterans who are eligible for burial in a national cemetery.
If you would like to watch a military funeral honors ceremony, you can watch it on our YouTube or Facebook page.