“Soldiers from Joint Force Headquarters, Connecticut Army National Guard march in Rocky Hill Memorial Day Parade. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Simon, JFHQ Public Affairs)

A bugler and firing party traditionally are used at the funeral of a military veteran to render honors to a deceased person who has served our country, however, a bugler, or a bugler and firing party, may also be appropriate for certain other memorial ceremonies. In order to be considered for a bugler or a bugler and firing party, the ceremony must honor at least one military veteran. To request a Connecticut National Guard Bugler or Firing Party, event organizers should submit a completed General Support Request Form DD2536.

If you are looking for honors to be rendered at a funeral of a Military member or Veteran, please contact the Connecticut National Guard Military Funeral Honors Team at (203) 568-1741.

Thank you for your interest in military support for your event.

If you don't find the answers you need here, or you have other questions, please contact the Connecticut National Guard Directorate of Military Support at 860) 524-4951.


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