Monday, December 10, 2012

Military funeral honors support for veterans

NEW ORLEANS- Marine Forces Reserve units and personnel provide significant support for military funeral honors for our veterans. The Inspector -- Instructor and Reserve Site Support staffs, with augmentation from their Reserve Marines, performed 91 percent of the total funeral honors rendered by the Marine Corps during Calendar Year 2011 (15,366 of 16,943). We anticipate providing funeral honors to more than 16,000 Marine veterans during Calendar Year 2012. Specific authorizations to fund Reserve Marines in the performance of military funeral honors have greatly assisted us at sites such as Bridgeton, Mo., where more than ten funerals are consistently supported each week. As with casualty assistance, we place enormous emphasis on providing timely and professionally executed military funeral honors support. Produced by Cpl. Michael Ito.

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