The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2000 legislated that, upon request of the next of kin, ALL ELIGIBLE VETERANS will receive military funeral honors when they pass away.
The Military Funeral Detail will consist of; A. Minimum of two uniformed members of the military with the detail leader from the parent service of the deceased. B. The playing of Taps. C. The Ceremonial Folding of the American flag and presentation by the detail leader.
Veterans service organizations may augment the honors detail as an authorized provider.
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