Since 1925, the Clarke County Honor Guard has been providing military funerals to honor local men and women who have faithfully served our country. Over its eight decade history, it has provided military funerals for over a thousand local veterans. It coordinates with the local funeral homes to provide the type of services the family wishes. This may include a full military salute-rifle salute, taps, and flag presentation-or an abbreviated service based on the family’s wishes and other conditions. The Honor Guard is jointly sponsored by Post 41 and VFW Post 9760 and includes volunteers from both posts.
The Honor Guard is looking for new members to assist in honoring our fallen comrades. The ideal candidates have served in the military and are familiar with close order drill and the manual of arms. The members need to be available to participate in funerals on very short notice and in all kinds of weather. Retired or semi-retired veterans seem best suited for this volunteer service. Uniforms are provided and Post 41 pays the annual Legion membership dues of those serving in the Honor Guard. If you are interested, please contact Honor Guard Vice Commander Mike Linster at (540) 532-8015.