Military honors are a special event held at the funerals of U.S. military personnel who are eligible for a military funeral honors detail.

According to, the law defines military funeral honors as a funeral event consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one of them being a member of the deceased veteran’s parent service of the armed forces.

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To write about a funeral service with military honors in your loved one’s obituary, simply state, “There will be a gravesite service with military honors at [date and time].”

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