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Who is eligible for Military Funeral Honors?
Are there Veteran's not eligible for Military Funeral Honors?
How do I request Military Funeral Honors and how much will it cost me?
How do I get a flag for the casket and how much will it cost me?
What Honors are provided?
What if we don't want Taps?
What do they say when they present the flag?
Who Provides Military Funeral Honors?
Can I make a donation to the Oregon Military Funeral Honors Program?
How do I find out more about the Oregon Military Funeral Honors Program?
What is the Presidential Memorial Certificate? Who is eligible? How does the family obtain this certificate?

Who is eligible for Military Funeral Honors?
Answer: Deceased Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Members, Military Retirees, and Veteran's who served at least one term of enlistment and separated under honorable conditions are eligible for Military Funeral Honors. A DD Form 214, Discharge certificate, the NGB-22 or other documentation is used to verify eligibility.

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Are there Veteran's not eligible for Military Funeral Honors?
Answer: Yes, Veterans discharged under less than honorable conditions or convicted of a capital offense and sentenced to life imprisonment or death.

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How do I request Military Funeral Honors and how much will it cost me?
Answer: Request military funeral honors through your Funeral Director. Honors are provided at no cost.

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How do I get a flag for the casket and how much will it cost me?
Answer: Request a flag through your Funeral Director or the U.S. Post Office (if you provide a copy of the DD Form 214, NGB-22 or discharge certificate). Flags are provided at no cost.

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What Honors are provided?
Answer: Veterans normally receive Taps, Flag Folding and Presentation at a minimum. Active Duty members and Military Retirees receive additional honors. Two or more uniformed military personnel with at least one being a member of veterans parent service of the armed forces.

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What if we don't want Taps?
Answer: It is the family's option and may be deleted from the ceremony at the family's request.

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What do they say when they present the flag?
Answer: It varies by Branch of Service but is similar to this:

"This flag is presented on behalf of a grateful nation, as a token of our appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one."

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Who Provides Military Funeral Honors?Doesn't protocol state:A flag is presented by someone of equal to or grater than the deceased?
Answer: The family determines who presents the flag and has a choice of Uniformed Service members or Veteran's Service Organization members. Honors for Veterans are provided by the Oregon National Guard, and/or Veteran's Service Organizations, and/or the Active Component. Honors for Active Duty members and Military Retirees are provided by the Active Component.

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Can I make a donation to the Oregon Military Funeral Honors Program?
Answer: Yes, donations to the Oregon National Guard Emergency Relief Fund made out to the order of MFH may be sent to this address:

Oregon Army National Guard
ATTN: Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel
1776 Militia Way
Salem, Oregon 97309

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How do I find out more about the Oregon Military Funeral Honors Program?
Answer: Contact the Director of the Military Funeral Honors Program at (503) 460-6933.

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What is the Presidential Memorial Certificate? Who is eligible? How does the family obtain this certificate?
This is a parchment certificate with a calligraphic inscription expressing the nations grateful recognition of a honorably discharged, deceased veteran's service in the armed forces. The veterans name is inscribed and the certificate bears the signature of the President. Next of kin, other relatives and friends may request the certificate in person at any VA regional office or by mail.

Presidential Memorial Certificates (41A1C)
Department of Veterans Affairs
5109 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134-3903


For more information please visit, www.cem.va.gov/pmc.asp

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Oregon Military Funeral Honors
6255 NE Cornfoot Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97218
Phone: (503) 460-6933

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