military funeral honors

Military Funeral Honors

Military Funeral Honors

Our Mission is to provide and coordinate the appropriate final tribute to eligible Wyoming Veterans, acknowledging their faithful and honorable service to the State of Wyoming and our Nation.

The Military Funeral Honors Program (MFHP) is committed to serving veterans and their families. The MFHP ensures all agencies are coordinated in their efforts and that honors are conducted with dignity, respect and meet an acceptable military standard.

Our MFHP has trained teams established in various locations throughout the state to provide honors as requested. We also partner with Veteran Service Organizations if assistance is required in providing honors.

Who is Eligible for Honors?

Veterans are eligible for military honors at their funeral if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • Currently serving on active duty or in the Selected Reserves (drilling with a unit).
  • Discharged from active duty under conditions other than “dishonorable.”
  • Completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve under conditions other than “dishonorable.”
  • Discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.

Background

On January 1, 2000, Military Funeral Honors became a statutory benefit to all veterans with the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act. The law requires that, upon a family’s request, every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony to include, at a minimum; the sounding of Taps and the folding and presenting United States Flag.