Delaware Veterans Post No. 1 Honor Guard established 1998 to honor our veteran Post members who pass away.
The Honor Guard was established to be the service arm of the larger body of members known as Delaware Vets Post #1. It was formed after some Post members attended the funeral of one of our veteran members. The funeral director asked if we would like to fold and present the flag to the deceased member's widow. Not feeling comfortable in folding the flag after watching the military do so on TV and at other funerals, but we would certainly be willing to handle the presentation to the widow. Our chaplain did an excellent job. It was decided on the way home from the veterans cemetery that we should be able to perform those tasks as well as others that may present itself. Founding members of the Honor Guard were Jack Thomas, Joe Kiefer and Joe Reardon.
The organization was reorganized in 2004 with very little change in the organization, however new leadership was elected and the Honor Guard attended Post members funerals and participated in parades and other Post functions
In June 2012 new officers were appointed and we look forward to be a very active part of Post #1.
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