Established in May of 2013, the Indiana National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program Ribbon honors Indiana National Guard members who carry out honorable service at military funerals and related events in Indiana through the state’s Military Funeral Honors Program. Qualifying members are those who have taken part in fifty designated funerals or events within a term of two years.
Numbering over 16,000, the Indiana National Guard is composed of the Indiana Army National Guard and the Indiana Air National Guard. The Army component, headquartered in Indianapolis, dates back as far as 1801, when a volunteer militia formed in the territory. The Air component is made up of the 122d Fighter Wing, based in Fort Wayne, and the 181st Intelligence Wing, based in Terre Haute.
The ribbon is bisected by a thin red, white, and blue band flanked on either side by a thick vertical black stripe, a thinner purple stripe, and a thick dark blue stripe.