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Honoring Those Who Served is our commitment to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of our nation’s veterans. The rendering of military funeral honors is one of the ways to show the nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. The ceremonial playing of Taps, the folding of the American flag and presenting it to the next-of-kin are the final demonstrations that a grateful nation can provide to veterans’ families.

Requesting Military Funeral Honors

To request Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran, you must be a family member or a representative of the family of the deceased, and possess a copy of the service member's DD214 or official discharge papers. Please complete the Online Request for Military Funeral Honors form below. Then, email the service member's DD214 or official discharge papers to ng.in.inarng.list.j9cma-fh@mail.mil.

Click on the link below, complete the fillable PDF form and click "SUBMIT" at the bottom of page 2. To download the form, you may right-click the link and select "save target as."

How to Apply for Honor Guard Membership

In order to meet the increasing demand for military funeral honors, the Indiana Army National Guard (INARNG) Honor Guard needs you to become part of our team. To apply, you must be an INARNG soldier in good standing with your present unit, and meet U.S. Army height and weight standards outlined in Army Regulation 600-9.

For training, preparation and performance of military funeral honors, soldiers receive a day’s base pay or a $50 stipend, whichever is greater, and will be awarded retirement points not exceeding 365.

If you are eligible and interested in applying, please contact us for an application form: ng.in.inarng.list.j9cma-fh@mail.mil

Contact

Address:
Tyndall Armory
ATTN: Military Funeral Honors
711 N Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Quick Facts

  • By law, an honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of not less than two members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • One member of the detail should be a representative of the parent service of the deceased veteran whenever possible.
  • The U.S. Armed Forces honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the playing of Taps and folding and presentation of the American flag to the next-of-kin.
  • Military funeral honors are provided by the Indiana Army National Guard in the State of Indiana, under the direction of the U.S. Department of Defense, at no cost to the family.