Start studying Customs and Courtesies (AR ). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 24 September UNCLASSIFIED. SUMMARY of CHANGE AR –25 Salutes, Honors, and Visits of. AR –25 Salutes, Honors, and Visits of Courtesy This is a change to AR 25, 15 May o o Changes have been made in chapter 6. Major changes.

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Installation commanders will set the time of sounding reveille and retreat.

During the religious grave site service, the chaplain will pause before the final benediction at which time a gunsalute corresponding to the grade of the deceased table 2—1 will be fired with a 5 second interval between rounds; thechaplain will then pronounce the final benediction. Secretary of the Army or former Secretary of the Army.

Other authorized providersinclude Veterans Service Organizations and other appropriate individuals and organizations which support the render-ing of Military Funeral Honors, in accordance with DODD Table 2—1Ceremony and parade requirements in order of precedence Grade, title, or office Number of guns: The anthems of the United States and other countries will not be incorporated into any musical arrangement,composition, or medley and will be played through without repetition of any part except as required to make bothwords and music complete.

If out- Colors are within round of salute, Stand at attention, re-tire with head- right hand and stand at atten-gear. During military ceremonies, soldiers will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance. When holidays fall on Sunday, the succeeding Monday may be considered a holiday byappropriate authority.

General of the Army, Active, or retired 4—star generals. Navy or the U. The rendering ofMilitary Funeral Honors is a total force commitment. After the visit described in paragraph a, above has been paid, the commanding officers will exchange visits, thelower in rank paying the first visit.


Authorized representativeA person chosen by the next of kin to represent them in matters dealing with the loss of the eligible beneficiary.

On the day of interment, a 19—gun salute will be fired at noon at all installations equipped with the necessarypersonnel and materiel. Military honors at the funeral or burial of a person who has been convicted of a capital offense under Federal orState law for which the person was sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole is prohibited see 10 USC Cannon salutes for officers and officials of lower than 4 star or equivalent grade may be rendered on special occasionswhen so ordered by the major commander concerned, or in the case of foreign dignitaries, may be ordered by DA atthe request of the Department of State.

The flag will be lowered to ensure completion at the last note of themusic.

Members of the Army National Guard may not be ordered to perform funeral honors in any duty status withoutthe consent of the Governor of the state or territory or the commanding general of the National Guard of the District ofColumbia or other appropriate authority of the state, territory, or District of Columbia.

The commander may designate a convenient hour and place for receiving such visits or omit the visit ifdesired. As a special compliment, a small escort of honor composed of U. Between ship and regulqtion a.

The President of the United States, as the commander in chief, will be saluted by Army personnel in uniform. Immediately before noon, the band, if one is available, will play an appropriate musical selection,and at hours the national salute 21 guns will be fired at all installations provided with the necessary equipmentfor firing salutes. Maximum publicity will be given to retirement ceremonies. In commemoration of the Declaration of Independence, a salute to the Union 50 guns willbe fired at hours on Independence Day at all Army installations provided with the necessary equipment for firingsalutes.


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The performance of a territorial song at ceremonies will not be played in place ofanthems. Flag will be hoisted to theStates Military Academy or enlisted per- place.

The authorized provider will be trained as a provider by local commanders prior to his or her use in a funeraldetail to ensure a professional, dignified, and coordinated delivery of Military Funeral Honors in accordance withceremony, standards, and procedures established by the Army. Colors have pas- has been fired.

Hold this heart; if indoors, position until the been played if position until the stand at atten- last note of flag is not in last note of tion. The music indicated in table 2—1 will follow the ruffles and flourishes without pause.

AR 600-25 Salutes Honors and Visits of Courtesy

Chapter 4Courtesy Visits Within the Army4—1. Hold this position until the Colors have pas- sed 6 paces. If this day falls on a Sundayor holiday, the honors will be rendered on the day after the Sunday or holiday.

Death announcementOfficial worldwide announcement of the death of any of the following persons and such others as may be directed bythe Secretary of the Army will be made by electronic message by Director, Army Protocol, OCSA: