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MISSION

The mission of the Idaho Army Honor Guard is to represent the Idaho National Guard in ceremonial functions, to include rendering professional military funeral honors, in accordance with service tradition, to all eligible veterans when requested by an authorized representative, with dignity and pride for our community, our State and the United States Army.

FUNERAL HONORS

The basic Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony consists of the ceremonial folding of the American flag and the playing of taps. In accordance with federal regulations, (Title 10, Chapter 75, Section 1491, U.S.C.,) at least two uniformed service members of the Armed Forces must be present and at least one member from the veteran’s parent branch of service must be present. “Taps” will be played by a live bugler, or if a live bugler is unavailable, then a quality recording of “Taps” may be played. The type of Funeral Honors rendered may be Full Military Honors, Modified Full Honors, or Standard Honors.

The different types of Military Funeral Honors consist of the following:

Standard Honors

Reserved For: All veterans with an honorable discharge

Consisting Of: Ceremonial flag fold and presentation, playing of Taps

  • 2 person flag fold
  • 1 bugler

Modified Full Honors

Reserved For: Retired Military, Active Duty/Reserve/National Guard soldier not KIA

Consisting Of: Ceremonial flag fold and presentation, three volleys of rifle fire, playing of Taps

  • 6 pall bearers (if requested)
  • 2 person flag fold
  • 3 person firing party
  • 1 bugler
  • 1 chaplain (if requested)

Full Honors

Reserved For: Soldiers Killed In Action, Medal of Honor Recipients, General Officers, Command Sergeants Major

Consisting Of: Ceremonial flag fold and presentation, three volleys of rifle fire, playing of Taps

  • 6 person flag fold/pall bearers
  • 5 person firing party
  • 1 bugler
  • 1 chaplain (if requested)