Definition of military honors in US English:

military honors

plural noun

  • Ceremonies performed by troops as a mark of respect at the burial of a member of the armed forces.

    ‘he was buried with full military honors’
    • ‘Before Jiggs died in 1927, he had risen to the rank of sergeant major, and he was interred with full military honors.’
    • ‘Yesterday they were finally laid to rest at Berlin War Cemetery with full military honours.’
    • ‘Nothing less than a burial with full military honours was going to be good enough for Private Bell.’
    • ‘As the rotors of the MH - 47 helicopter turned, the U.S. and British soldiers held a brief service and rendered military honors to their fallen comrade.’
    • ‘Local veterans had voiced concerns by phone and mail to his office about military honors rendered at funerals, especially with the growing number of veterans' deaths and a reduced active duty force.’
    • ‘If killed, their spouses are entitled to the same benefits as those of a deployed soldier, but the dead embassy guard would not necessarily be afforded military honours at his funeral.’
    • ‘Lieutenant Saunders was given a funeral with full military honours in the small St Andrew's United Church in his home town of Nova Scotia.’
    • ‘As past commanders-in-chief of the U.S. military, former presidents are afforded specific military honors.’
    • ‘For a short while, friend and foe lay together at Margraten; some 3,000 German soldiers were buried at the cemetery, all interred with the military honors due a soldier.’
    • ‘His body was returned to Australia last week and was received by members of the elite SAS Regiment with full military honours.’
    • ‘The procession will move to the Orlando Stadium and Croesus cemetery in Soweto, where a state funeral will be conducted with military honours.’
    • ‘We found the bodies one month later and buried the men with military honors.’
    • ‘Thirteen have been positively identified and returned to their families for burial with military honors.’
    • ‘It was a simple burial, with no military honors and no 21-gun salute.’
    • ‘Although he was given full military honours at a private funeral, his sacrifice is not remembered at any memorial because he was not killed in action.’
    • ‘Floyd was buried with full military honors near what is now known as Sioux City, Iowa, on the highest hill overlooking the river.’
    • ‘At the end of her life she was buried with military honours at the Royal Hospital, the home for old soldiers in Chelsea.’
    • ‘The three soldiers were buried with full military honours in their respective hometowns.’
    • ‘Sgt Holmroyd was buried with full military honours.’
    • ‘Yesterday, funeral services and outdoor military honors were held and there's a nice report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.’