It was to be expected, but now it is official:
As of 20 March, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration (NCA) will only conduct committal services for groups of 10 or fewer people.
But as of 23 March, committal services (including honors) will not be conducted until further notice. Both of these announcements, especially the latter, will affect the rendering of military honors. They are discontinued until further notice — including those conducted by The American Legion, VFW, etc. The same is occurring de facto at private graveside services, and funeral homes are limiting presences at their facilities, as you might have read. Read the rest of this entry »