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 engagements. 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 whatever 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 TAP’s to end the service.
The service is available for any veteran upon request by deceased veteran’s family. It is initiated by contacting the Freeborn County Veterans Service Officers Jeff Dahlen 507-377-5185 and Lowell Peterson 507-373-7993 (Legion)
First Row: Wes Halverson, Albert Allen, Steve Olson, Chris Christianson, Ed Nelson, Craig Loehr, Les Shaunce, Ken Breamer, Lowell Peterson
Second Row: Gene Lysne, John Eisterhold, Deanna Luedtke, Sid Troutner, Barry Coughlin, Arlyn Anderson, Steve Hoelscher, Corald Peterson, David Skogheim
Third Row: David Olson, Ron Matthews, David Mullenbach
Missing: Rex Stotts, Ole Olson
Legion Post 56 and VFW 447 Color Guard and the Cub Scout Pack 105 presented the American Flag Colors at the Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative annual meeting April 22, 2023.
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