Military Funeral Honors
Based on available resources, funeral honors may be available and may include the presence of military members, folding and presentation of the flag, firing details, and the sounding of Taps.
Military Funeral Honors are available through the different branches of service upon request and upon availability. Contact the respective branch using the information below.
Branch Contact Information
Casualty Assistance Section, Ft. Polk
Naval Region SE
Toll Free Phone: 800-326-9631
NCOIC Barksdale AFB Honor Guard
Phone: 318-456-5246/ 318-564-8146
Inspector Instructor Offices
Toll Free Phone: 866-826-3628
New Orleans, La.
Phone: 504-253-6361/ 504-628-5270
LDVA operates four Veterans Cemeteries located across the state, offering a variety of burial options for Veterans, spouses and dependent children. Each location features beautiful and spacious grounds, covered shelter for committal services, and are open Monday through Friday for interments with visitation open daily.
Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal
The Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal was created to honor, recognize and thank Louisiana Veterans for their honorable military service. Medals are available to all honorably discharged Louisiana Veterans and to the family of those killed in action.
The Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal is available with a blue ribbon for honorable discharge, a purple ribbon for Purple Heart recipients, a black ribbon for Prisoners of War, and a yellow ribbon for killed in action.
How to Apply
To apply for your Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal, please complete an application by filling out our form online. You will also be required to submit a copy of your DD214 or discharge papers with your application.