Arizona Military Funeral Honors
Arizona Military Funeral Honors is a program that provides military funeral honors to eligible veterans in Arizona. The program is a way to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's veterans and to show gratitude for their dedication to our country.
Under this program, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides an honor guard detail to perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presentation of the American flag, the playing of Taps, and the presentation of a ceremonial shell casing to the family of the deceased veteran. The ceremony is typically performed at the graveside, but it can also be performed at a memorial service or other location.
- Military members who died while on active duty, Army Reserve and/or Army National Guard.
- Former military members who served on active duty, Army Reserve and/or Army National Guard and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
- Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Army Reserve and/or Army National Guard and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
- Further clarification on eligibility is available on our DoD Policy page.
- Any person separated from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions or whose character of service results in a bar to veteran's benefits
- Any person who was ordered to report to an induction station, but was not actually inducted into military service
- Any person discharged from the Army Reserve and/or Army National Guard prior to completing one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service for reasons other than a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty
- Any person convicted of a Federal capital crime and whose conviction is final (other than a person whose sentence was commuted by the President)
- Any person who has been convicted of a State capital crime and whose conviction is final (other than a person whose sentence was commuted by the Governor of a State)
- Any person who
- is found to have committed a Federal capital crime or a State capital crime, as set forth in section 2411(c) of title 38, but,
- has not been convicted of such crime by reason of such person not being available for trial due to death or flight to avoid prosecution