Funeral Honors Archive

  • SANDSTON, 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 […]

    Va. Guard hosts military funeral honors training at Camp Pendleton

    SANDSTON, 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 […]

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  • VIRGINIA 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 […]

    Virginia Guard Soldiers train for Military Funeral Honors duty

    VIRGINIA 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 […]

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  • SANDSTON, 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, […]

    Virginia General Assembly commends Virginia National Guard with center aisle presentation

    SANDSTON, 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, […]

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  • ARLINGTON, 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 […]

    Soldier plays tribute to fallen comrades at Arlington National Cemetery

    ARLINGTON, 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 […]

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  • SANDSTON, 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 […]

    Va. Guard Funeral Honors Soldiers honored by SPS

    SANDSTON, 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 […]

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  • PETERSBURG, 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 […]

    Va. Guard Funeral Honors Team recognized by Gov. for performing 10,000th funeral

    PETERSBURG, 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 […]

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  • AMELIA, 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 […]

    Military Funeral Honors Team honors veterans in Amelia ceremony

    AMELIA, 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 […]

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  • SOUTH 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 […]

    Former Adjutant General laid to rest in South Boston

    SOUTH 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 […]

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  • SANDSTON, 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 […]

    Virginia Army National Guard Funeral Honors Program performs at 10,000th funeral

    SANDSTON, 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 […]

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  • SUFFOLK, 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 […]

    Virginia Guard Military Funeral Honors Program honors veterans

    SUFFOLK, 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 […]

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