full military honors

noun

: a special military ceremony for a person who has died
He was buried with full military honors.

Examples of full military honors in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the funeral, Brooks received full military honors, The Guardian reported, noting that Patriot Guard Riders on motorcycles escorted his hearse while members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars gave him a 21-gun salute. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 21 June 2024 The labs’ work allowed Donna Kennedy to bury her cousin, Cpl. Charles Ray Patten, with full military honors this month in the same Lawson, Missouri, cemetery where his father and grandfather are buried. Josh Funk, Fortune, 27 May 2024 Once family members are told about the identification of their loved one, the military works with the families to conduct a burial with full military honors. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 27 May 2024 The remains of over 450 Americans who died in the Korean War have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors, according to the DPAA. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 15 May 2024 The remains are returned to families for burial with full military honors, the agency said. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 9 May 2024 The family plans to hold a memorial service at a church in Bend on Thursday, followed by a ceremony with full military honors. CBS News, 21 Mar. 2024 Finally, family members will attend his burial, with full military honors, on May 9 at Arlington National Cemetery. Giuseppe Ricapito, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024 When Streight died, she was buried alongside her husband in a funeral that included full military honors and about 5,000 mourners, including survivors of the 51st. The Indianapolis Star, 13 Aug. 2016

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“Full military honors.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20military%20honors. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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