Standard Honors Arlington Service
Photo Only

Starting from the Administration Building at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington Media specializes in covering Arlington services. We use multiple cameras dispersed around the service to capture every aspect of a Standard Honors service.

What We Do - Photo

We shoot with at least two Nikon or Canon professional cameras and large lenses. We always shoot RAW and convert your photos to JPEGs for delivery. Historically, we shoot on average 438 photos at a service – sometimes more, sometimes less owing to the unique nature of each service.

We treat these services like they are news events, documenting every aspect of the service.

What is Included - Photo

We will provide you with more than 200 high-resolution photographs on one of the following:

  • Five years Online private photo storage

Additional USBs are $60 each. A copyright transfer is included

A custom printed personalized photo DVD-ROM data disc is available for $95.00

Photo DVD-ROM disc and USB thumb drive will NOT be copy protected, so you can make your own copies.

What We Do - Photo Albums

Photo albums in two different sizes are available as an add-on starting at $150.00 for the first book and starting at $100.00 for each additional book.

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(L) Mini (7x7 inches), (C) Large (13x10 inches), and (R) Standard (10x8 inches) sized books are also available

Standard Honors

Standard Honors Services are provided for enlisted service members, WO-1 through CW-3, and O-1 through O-3, interred/inurned at Arlington National Cemetery will receive honors provided by the decedent’s branch of service.


Military Chaplain

A military chaplain may be scheduled by the cemetery staff, if requested, unless a family minister is desired and provided by the primary next of kin or the funeral home. 

A Casket Team

A casket is carried foot first, except for that of a clergyman which is carried headfirst. U.S. flags over military caskets are placed so that the blue field is at the head and over the shoulder of the deceased to symbolize service to the nation.  The casket is draped before it arrives for services and remains draped until the flag is folded graveside. The cap and sword of the deceased is never displayed atop a flag-draped casket (nothing touches the flag). Caskets are transported to the cemetery in a hearse or caisson.

A Firing Party

The honors leader calls all honors participants to “present arms,” and commands the squad to fire their weapons in unison for a total of three volleys.  Military personnel and veterans solute facing the casket from the first volley to the last.

The tradition of three volleys comes from an old battlefield custom.  The two warring sides would cease hostilities in order to clear their dead from the battle ground. Firing three volleys meant that the dead had been properly cared for and that the side was ready to resume battle.

The Bugler

It is widely considered the most poignant moment of a military funeral. Again instead of facing the music it is appropriate to face the casket.  Military personnel salute from the first note to the last note fades, When the honor leader calls all honor participants to “order arms” and the Chaplin request mourners to be seated for the folding of the flag.

The American history of taps began during the Civil War when Union Army Capt. Robert Ellicombe discovered the body of his son on the battlefield.  The boy had been studying music in the south and without telling his father had enlisted in the Confederate Army.  In his uniform pocket was a series of musical notes composing a haunting melody.  The Union captain buried his Confederate Army son with a lone bugler playing the notes of taps.

Other Coverage Options

and Video

$ 1,445
  • Includes the following for photography:
  • Five years Online private photo storage
  • Includes the following for video:
  • Five Years Online private video link


$ 745
  • Includes the following:
  • Five years Online private video link