This page is to honor our American military Veterans who
have gone on before us. While history may overlook many of the brave
deeds of our gallant service men and service women, their memory will ever live
in the hearts and minds of freedom loving people of the great nation of the
United States of America.
Read each name with pride and thanks, for they answered the
call to duty and now the Honor and Glory is theirs. They gave their all
for us and they are not forgotten! TAPS are sounding.
DOD Policy - Once a Privilege, Now a Right.
Since 1 January 2000, every armed force Veteran and member
on active duty, or in the active reserve has had the right to be buried with
patriotic flourishes provided by a military honor guard.
- Must have been honorably discharged
- Documentation - the family must produce the discharge
papers refer to as "DD214". We recommend families locate
the Veteran's papers while he/she is still alive and give a copy to their
funeral director. If there are a member of the VFW, they will have a
copy on file in the office. If you cannot find a DD214, then the
Post's Service Officer can help fill out the appropriate paperwork for
- Locally, the VFW offers this service to ALL Veterans. If a family wants an Honor Guard for a loved one, all they
have to do is call the funeral home and the staff can contact the VFW and
- There is NO CHARGE for this service, but donations are
accepted and that money goes back into our community to support Veterans,
their families, youth activities, scholarships, and many other charities.
- There is a bond and connection to all Veterans and the
VFW Honor Guard are all volunteers.