Honoring Veterans

Honoring Those Who Served.

Providing Military Funeral Honors is a fitting way to recognize the sacrifice and contributions of our nation’s veterans and heroes. In doing so, we show our gratitude to those who have faithfully defended our country.

Those who may be eligible are:

  • Current members of the military – active duty
  • Military Retirees
  • Current and former members of the Selected Reserve
  • U.S. Veterans of any war
  • Other U.S. Veterans (who served at least one term of enlistment and separated under conditions other than dishonorable)

Often times, members of the local honor guard are present to salute the deceased veteran. Qualifying veterans may be eligible for funeral and cemetery related expense payments, a cemetery marker, and a flag during the service. 

Please be sure to inquire about your eligibility for a Veteran discount. For questions regarding specific benefits to Veterans, we recommend that you also consult the Rockford Office of the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs
Machesney Park National Guard Armory
10451 North Second Street
Machesney Park, IL 61115

Telephone: 815-633-5875

Fax: 815-633-6392


Additional Resources

Please visit the following links for detailed information about the options available for honoring service members and other aspects of military funerals:



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