Public law, Title 10, United States Code, section 1491, provides that all veterans who served their country in military service under conditions not dishonorable are entitled to military funeral honors. The Department of Defense and the Veteran’s Administration have authorized veteran’s organizations such as the VFW, American Legion, and Marine Corps League to conduct military funeral honors at a veteran’s funeral services.
All-American VFW Post 2323 partners with Marine Corps League Detachment 597 to provide an Honor Guard for military honors at all veteran funerals, memorial services, and celebrations of life, as requested by the families. The ceremony exemplifies the "ceremonial paying of respect and the final demonstration of the country’s gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our nation” and includes a 3-rifle volley, the sounding of Taps, and the ceremonial folding and presenting the nation’s flag with 3 expended rounds, signifying the deceased veterans sacrifice to Duty, Honor and Country, to the family of the deceased.
Our Honor Guard volunteers are proud to provide services to a family and while we do not charge for these services, we do accept donations, the proceeds of which go to the support of our fellow veterans, family, and the community.
The Honor Guard stands ready to perform our last duty in conveying our gratitude and paying our final respects to a fallen comrade. If our services are needed, please contact us and we will be honored to support you.
Post Commander - Brad Klimovitch (818) 606-7531 (cell)