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  The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is available for all eligible veterans for no charge if requested by the family. As provided by law, an honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of not less than two members of the Armed Forces. One member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran. The honors detail will, at minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the ceremonial folding and presentation of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps.
   What is provided?  

Standard Honors Team Detail
Reserved for veterans that receive a military discharge that was honorable, other than honorable, or general and consists of:

  • Team of 2-3 Soldiers
  • Playing of Taps
  • Ceremonial folding and presentation of the American Flag

Modified Soldier Detail
Reserved for Retired Service Members, Active, National Guard, Reserve Soldiers, Enlisted Pay Grade E-9, General Officers (O-7 and Above), Medal of Honor Recipients, and Service Members Killed in Action and Consists of:

  • Team of 9 Soldiers
  • 3 Volleys of Rifle Fire
  • 6-Soldier Casket Bearers Detail
  • Playing of Taps
  • Ceremonial Folding and Presentation of the American Flag
   Scheduling a Military Honors Funeral in Illinois  

Headquarters Location

Illinois Military Funeral Honors
Department of Military Affairs
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62702-2399
Phone: 217-761-3535
Fax: 217-761-2920

Air Force 618-256-4586
Navy 877-478-3988
Marines 866-826-3628
Coast Guard 216-902-6269  
   Helpful Links  
  10 U.S.C. 1491 - Funeral Honors Functions at Funeral for Veterans
  DoD Funeral Honors
  DoD Instruction 1300.15 - Military Funeral Support

  Request DD Form 214
  Department of Veterans Affairs
  Burial Flag Request Form  
  National Cemetery Eligibility

  Veteran Headstone, Marker, or Medallion Application

  Presidential Memorial Certificates
  National Cemetery Disinterment  
  VA Burial Allowances

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