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Minnesota National Guard
Veteran's Service Organizations
Available Assistance for VSO's

In addition to coordinating military honors for veterans' interments, the Military Funeral Honors Program can assist with the following:
  • Funeral Honors Training/Certification --- VSO's desiring training for their MFH teams should contact the Military Funeral Honors Program at 651-282-4570.

  • Certification Benefits --- Veterans groups who complete the certification program will not only gain updated procedures and information on conducting honors, but will also be certified if their organization desires to apply for the reimbursement of honors when federal funds become available. Upon completion of the certification, the VSO and individual members of the honor teams will receive a certificate.

  • Assistance at funerals --- Each Military Funeral Honors Program Branch can augment or complement a VSO by providing trained staff in military uniform for the folding of the flag and/or the rifle volley. The program can also assist if a family requests an active-duty service member or a member of a particular brance of service.

  • Bugler Assistance --- The MFH Program has a pool of military buglers, Bugles Accross America (BAA), members and other volunteers. When the MFH Program cannot locate a military bugler, coordination is then made with BAA and other volunteers to sound TAPS or use the electronic bugle. If you would like to volunteer to sound TAPS, contact the MFH Program or BAA.
Stipend Reimbursement Program for Veteran's Service Organizations

For information regarding the stipend program, contact the Military Funeral Honors Program at our office in St. Paul. Call 651-282-4570.