American Legion Post 347

Honor Guard

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 Lake Weir JROTC 2017

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Joan Suelter, Honor Guard Commander Post 347 makes presentation to

Lake Weir High JROTC

 

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Honor Guard History

Veterans Memorial Post 347 Honor Guard

Honor Guard: The Veterans Memorial Post 347 Honor Guard was formed on September 25, 1995, by Post Veterans who had been members of another honor guard, in our area.

Their new mission was to provide Military Honors for Post 347 members, when requested by the family, and to represent Post 347 at various Legion and community events.

In 2004, the Honor Guard was reformed, and is considered by some, to be the best American Legion Honor Guard in Florida. At present we have 62 members, of which anywhere from 25 to 35 will be present for Military Honors at Florida National  Cemetery, Bushnell, or a local cemetery.   We also provide Military Honors at the local funeral homes, depending on the situation.

At the present time, the Honor Guard is authorized, by the Executive Committee, to provide Military Honors for: Post 347 members, Post 347 member’s Veteran spouse, Auxiliary Unit 347 Veterans, and Sons of The American Legion Sqdrn. 347 Veterans.

The Post 347 Honor Guard takes the Military Honors to the next level, with our Honor Guard Chaplain’s prayer, a formal address by the Commander and the presentation of a poem, and a Holy Bible/Book to the family. The folding and presentation of the Flag to the family, followed by the three volleys of seven riflemen, and the playing of Taps, completes our Honors to our Comrade and your loved one.
When available, we have our Piper, Buck Buchanan , to play “Going Home” and “Amazing Grace”, at intervals during the ceremony, if you so desire.

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The Military Honors or Memorial Service by the Post 347 Honor Guard are provided to you and your family, as a Privilege and an Honor by the Post 347 Honor Guard, at no cost to you.

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Honor Guard working with 5th graders from Lady Lake Elementary on

how to properly raise and lower our American Flag.

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 Lady Lake Elementary students visit Post 347

 

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Flag Day 2016 at Post 347

 

For further information on our Military Honors, or joining the Honor Guard, please contact: 352-750-2099 Main Office 9 am to 4 pm M/F or

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