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Join the volunteers who ensure Veterans receive their proper final farewell

Posted on May 14, 2024 2024News and EventsVeterans

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If you’ve experienced the solemn reverence of final military honors, you know how comforting those moments can be for family and friends. This week, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners formally recognized the men and women who volunteer to provide those honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Each year, the All Veterans Honor Guard preserves the memory of more than 1,500 Veterans. An estimated 100 volunteers, including two teams of Douglas County residents, make up Colorado’s All Veterans Honor Guard.

These community members brave all types of weather and dedicate countless hours to provide final military honors for Veterans and military retirees, honoring their service with reverence and dignity. Most commonly, these honors consist of two or more uniformed service members folding and presenting a U.S. burial flag to the family, a 15-gun salute and playing of Taps.

The All Veterans Honor Guard needs your help. If you are a Veteran, learn more about volunteering. If you are not a Veteran, your financial donation helps maintain the weapons and purchase uniforms for volunteers. Learn more and donate online.

“As a Board, we honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes,” said Commissioner George Teal, a U.S. Army Veteran “As many Veterans grow older, we hope this resolution inspires a new generation of volunteers to carry out this tradition and ensure that every Veteran laid to rest receives a proper farewell.”

Watch the May 14th Business Meeting to learn more about the resolution.

If you’re a Douglas County Veteran or the family member of a Veteran, contact the Douglas County Veterans Service Office for help navigating these and other benefits. Follow the Douglas County Veterans Service Office on Facebook for regular service and news updates.

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