Active service members and veterans, who did not receive a dishonorable discharge, are entitled to free military funeral honors which can include placing an American flag, folding it for the next-of-kin, the playing of Taps, and a 21-gun salute.
Who's eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery?
Veterans, service members, spouses, and dependents may be eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery, as well as other benefits, if they meet one of the requirements listed below.
One of these must be true. The person qualifying for burial benefits is:
A Veteran who didn’t receive a dishonorable discharge, or
A service member who died while on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty for training, or
The spouse or minor child of a Veteran, even if the Veteran died first, or
In some cases, the unmarried adult dependent child of a Veteran
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