The Honor Guard unit
consists of approximately twenty volunteer members. It provides a
dignified representation to fellow veterans at funeral services,
ceremonies, parades and civic events. At each military funeral, a full
complement consists of 7 riflemen, 1 sergeant and 1 bugler dressed in
American Legion uniforms.
The main function is to attend church services for the deceased
veteran and perform a 21 gun volley at the cemetery or what ever is
deemed appropriate by the family. At this time The Flag of our Country
is folded and on behalf of a grateful nation, presented to the next of
kin. The bugler plays taps to end the service.
The service is available for any veteran upon request by the
deceased veterans’ family. It is initiated by calling the Freeborn
County Veterans Service Officer. (Ron Ruele 507-377-5184)
In addition, the unit provides color guard functions at ceremonies,
civic events, parades, etc.
Any donations to the American Legion Honor Guard in the name of the
deceased veteran is greatly appreciated.
Contact Person: Bill
Christenson (507) 373-7993