Marine Corps Funeral Honors is dedicated to ensuring all Marines who have served obtain the appropriate honors as a final salute to their life and the final demonstration of the country’s gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our nation.
While we make every effort to ensure that the desires of the family are met. The Marine Corps Funeral Honors ceremony consists of, at a minimum, the folding and presentation of the American flag and the sounding of Taps by a detail of two uniformed members, in addition to a bugler, if available, of the Armed Forces. At least one of the detail’s members shall be from the parent Service of the eligible beneficiary. Although the law dictates that two uniformed members will be the minimum, this will be the exception and not the rule for Marine Corps Funeral Honors details. We will make every effort possible to provide as many Marines as requested.
- All request for Marine Corps Funeral honors should be submitted a minimum of 7 days prior to the date of service. This will provide the supporting unit time to prepare manpower to support your request. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours to process requests. Contact the Marine Corps Funeral Honors office directly if your request is within 24 hours or after normal business hours at 1-866-826-3628. We do not guarantee next-day or same-day service requests.
- To request Funeral Honors, please select one of the options listed to the right. For HQMC Funeral Honors to finalize your request, you will need to email or fax a legible copy of a DD-214, Honorable Discharge Certificate, or Department of Veterans Affairs Letter to our HQMC Funeral Honors Section. Once your request for honors is received, a Marine Corps Funeral Honors Clerk will call you to verify the date and time of service, input the SSN of the Deceased Marine, and verify proof of honorable service.
- Please note, burial flags need to be provided by the requestor. Please visit our helpful link section for more information.
If you have any questions please contact directly. Thank you for your time and we look forward to speaking with you.
HQMC Funeral Honors
Quantico Va, 22134