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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How do I go about getting Honors?
Answer: Always go through your Funeral Director. He/She will contact the appropriate Service
U.S. Army 339-202-3177
U.S. Marine Corps 703-432-9524
U.S. Navy 860-694-3475
U.S. Air Force 781-225-6560
U.S. Coast Guard 617-990-6249
Question: Where can I get a copy of my loved ones DD214?
Answer: If they joined the military in Massachusetts you can call
Mr. Michael Perna at 508-422-1998 (Any Branch of the Service
For Army National Guard call 339-202-3177
Question: Where do I get a flag?
Answer: The Funeral Director will get the flag for you. If you are not using a Funeral Home, you can take the Soldiers DD214 and the death certificate to the Post Office and they will provide one.
Question: How much does a Military Funeral Cost?
Answer: Nothing – You can not be charged for the service, that’s the law.
Question: Who is entitled to Military Funeral Honors?
Answer: Anyone who completed their first term of service and received an Honorable Discharge.
Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard members are entitled to at least a two person detail to play TAPS Fold the Flag and present the flag to the next of kin.
Mission Statement: The Military Funeral Honors Program will render professional and dignified, service traditional funeral honors, to all eligible service members, retirees, and veterans.
Request Funeral Honors Services: If you wish to request military funeral honors please use the - Army Honor Guard Request Form.
Obtain a DD214: Contact the Military Records Branch at (508) 422-1993, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or FAX at (508) 422-1997.
Request Military Records: Form
Commitment: Honoring those who served is our commitment to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of our nation's veterans.
Funeral Honors Provided: A military funeral honors detail of two or more uniformed military personnel, which oversee folding and presenting the U.S. flag and playing "Taps" either by a high-quality recording or a bugler.
Eligibility for Military Funeral Honors:
Mass Army National Guard Honor Guard JFHQS-MA
Military Funeral Honors Program
2 Randolph Road, Building 1505
Hanscom, AFB, Massachusetts 01731-3001
Office (339) 202-3177
Cell (774) 286-1915
Email address: email@example.com
Veterans Service Organizations (VSO): Family member may coordinate with VSO to augment the two-person detail.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Directory of Veterans Service Organizations
How can the VSO help? They may do the following.
Massachusetts Medal of Liberty:
The Massachusetts Medal of Liberty is open to all branches of service and is awarded in the name of the Governor of Massachusetts as Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth to any Massachusetts serviceman or woman killed in action or who died as a result of wounds received in action.
MA Veteran's Services: Cemeteries and Honors
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: National Cemetery Administration
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