Standard Military Honors

Military funeral with honors

Enlisted service members interred/inurned at Arlington National Cemetery will receive honors provided by the decedent's branch of service. These standard military honors include:

  • A casket team (body bearers / pall bearers)

  • A firing party

  • A bugler

The cemetery staff will make arrangements for military funeral honors when requested by the next of kin. A military chaplain may also be requested.


Please Note: 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 a result of enemy action and are being interred, inurned, or memorialized at Arlington National Cemetery, are eligible to receive full military honors.