Hanscom's Patriot Honor Guard provides funeral honor services in New England and Northeastern New York for active duty, retirees, and veterans who served honorably in the United States Air Force. The Honor Guard also participates in several community and base-related events.
Benefits of being a member of the Patriot Honor Guard are that you receive an Air Force Achievement Medal, a 3-Day Pass and you will be a Honor Guard member.
If you're interested in joining this elite team of dedicated individuals, contact your First Sergeant or our department. After normal duty hours, please call 781-225-1219.
Requests for Funeral Honors
Upon a family's request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presentation of the the United States burial flag and musical playing of Taps. Call the Patriot Honor Guard at 781-225-5900 for mandatory verbal confirmation. All requests will be confirmed within 24 hours.
Funeral Honor Request Forms (see side panel) are accepted by fax or electronically at email@example.com. Please note that a completed form is not an official request for military honors. You must call the Patriot Honor Guard at 781-225-5900.
Military members on active duty or in the Selected Reserve
Former military members who served on active duty and departed under conditions other than dishonorable
Former military members who completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and departed under conditions other than dishonorable
Former military members discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.