The VFW Post 4551 Honor Guard provides 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.
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.
Post 4551 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.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Antioch Post 4551 Color Guard is very proud of its service in presenting and display our nation’s colors and associated unit flags at patriotic events and meeting.
The Color Guard is comprised of volunteer members of VFW Antioch 4551. They participates in many parades, events, and ceremonies honoring current active duty service members, veterans and fallen comrades.
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 Corp League to conduct military
funeral honors at a veteran’s funeral services.