American Legion designates an “Honor Guard” as a unit that provides funeral and/or graveside ceremonies in conjunction with the local funeral home. This unit may perform all aspects of the ceremony if there are no active military personnel available, or at the funeral director’s request after consultation with the family. The ceremony would consist of flag folding & presentation, playing of taps, and a rifle salute. In most cases there will be active duty military available for the flag folding ceremony and the playing of taps. They provide the ceremony commander or leader. The post provides a Rifle Squad Commander and five to eight riflemen. The Post also provides flag bearers for the American, POW/MIA, Military Branch, and Legion colors.
The purpose of the American Legion Post 28 Honor Guard is to: Provide Military Rites For Deceased Honorable Discharged Veterans, To Present Programs On Americanism, Flag And Other Patrotic Ceremonies To Grade, High Schools, Scouts, And Others As Requested. The Purpose of the American Legion Post 28 Honor Guard is to Provide Military Rites For Deceased Honorable Discharged Veterans, Participate In A Limited Number of Parades, Present Programs On Americanism, Flag And Other Patriotic Ceremonies, Grade, High Schools, Scouts, And Others As Requested and To Participate In Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Flag Day Ceremonies And Others>
Any member of the Grand Haven Post Charles A. Conklin Post #28. Preferable a retired member since the schedule of funerals is in the morning hours and early afternoon. If you are interested contact the "Honor Guard Leader" or any member of the Honor Guard.
The members of the Honor Guard served during World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama and the Gulf War. Honor Guard Meetings are held as needed for training.
Being part of the Honor Guard is a wonderful way for all of us to keep our service time Honorable and have great comradeship together.