VFW Post 5821 Honor Guard provides military honors at all veteran funerals,
memorial services and celebrations of life, as requested by the families. The
ceremony exemplifies the "ceremonial paying of respect and the final
demonstration of the country’s gratitude to those who, in times of war and
peace, have faithfully defended our nation” and includes a 3 rifle volley, the
sounding of Taps, and the ceremonial folding and presenting the nation’s flag
with 3 expended rounds, signifying the deceased veterans sacrifice to Duty,
Honor and Country, to the family of the deceased.
The VFW Post 5821 Honor Guard volunteers are distinguished by their black and white uniforms with black braids and black ascots. While we do not charge for these services, we do accept donations, the proceeds of which go to the support of our fellow veterans, family and the community.
• To request Honor Guard funeral services
The Post 5821 Honor Guard stands ready to perform our last duty in conveying our gratitude and paying our final respects to a fallen comrade. If our services are needed, please contact us and we will be honored to support you.
Larry Backus, Post Commander 724-549-1916
Thomas Patz, Honor Guard OIC 724-459-5679