Military Honors


The decedent's branch of service provides the respective military honors for his or her service member and the level of military honors received depends on the rank of the deceased. However, in accordance with guidance from the Secretary of the Army (SecArmy Memorandum, Subject: Funeral Honors at Arlington National Cemetery for Soldiers Who Die as a Result of Wounds Received in Action, dated 2 January 2009), all service members who die from wounds received as result of enemy action and are being interred, inurned or memorialized at Arlington National Cemetery, are eligible to receive full military honors.