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Funeral Honors Archive
Posted on November 5, 2016 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia National Guard hosted a two-week military funeral honors training course designed to certify instructors to teach fellow Soldiers the skills, procedures and standards for providing final respects to Army veterans, and the final test of the full honors sequence was held Nov. 3, 2016, at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with a graduation ceremony held […]
Posted on May 5, 2016 | No CommentsVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program conducted Level 1 Funeral Honors training April 26-30 2016, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eight Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers from throughout the state participated in the 40-hour certification course which prepares Soldiers to conduct professional military funeral honors in accordance with service tradition. “We are the final honor […]
Posted on March 4, 2014 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia General Assembly recognized the Virginia National Guard March 4, 2014, with a center aisle presentation of House Joint Resolution No. 385 commending the Guard for their accomplishments in the last year. Del. Richard L. Anderson, the patron of the resolution, made the presentation to Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, […]
Posted on November 18, 2013 | No CommentsARLINGTON, Va. — Virginia National Guard Soldier Sgt. Phillip J. Reddick played taps in honor of fellow Va. Guard Soldiers Staff Sgt. Darryl D. Booker and Col. Paul M. Kelly Nov. 16, 2013, at their Arlington National Cemetery grave sites. Kelly and Booker were killed along with 10 other Soldiers Jan. 20, 2007, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter they […]
Posted on November 5, 2013 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. – Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard Funeral Honors Program gathered Oct. 29, 2013, at Mullins Armory in Sandston, Va., for a recognition ceremony in front of Secretary of Public Safety Marla Graff Decker and Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia. “These folks come from all over the commonwealth,” Long said of […]
Posted on July 16, 2013 | No CommentsPETERSBURG, Va. — Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Long, Jr., the Adjutant General of Virginia, presented a Certificate of Recognition signed by the Governor of Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell, to Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team in recognition of their recent performance of their 10,000th military funeral since the program’s founding in 2007. The citation reads as […]
Posted on March 9, 2013 | No CommentsAMELIA, Va. – Seven Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard’s Military Funeral Honors Program assisted March 5, 2013, with the funeral and internment of four Virginia veterans at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, Va. The Funeral Honors Team included both a four-man firing team and three Soldiers who folded a U.S. flag in honor of the deceased veterans. The […]
Posted on February 24, 2013 | No CommentsSOUTH BOSTON, Va. — Current and former members of the Virginia National Guard and senior state government officials joined family, friends and the community of South Boston Feb. 21, 2013, in paying final respects to retired Maj. Gen. Carroll Thackston as he was laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery will full military honors. Thackston, the Adjutant General of Virginia […]
Posted on February 14, 2013 | No CommentsSANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Army National Guard Funeral Honors Program performed at its 10,000th military funeral on Feb. 13. The program, begun in January 2007, provides funeral details not just to National Guard Soldiers but to veterans of all branches of the military across the state. “I am extremely proud of the great work by the members of the […]
Posted on May 1, 2012 | No CommentsSUFFOLK, Va. — Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program were on hand to pay proper respects to the remains of seven military veterans April 30, 2012 at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk. The veterans were buried with full military honors in a ceremony attended by family members, fellow veterans and […]