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Sheriff’s Honor Guard at Law Enforcement Memorial

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

On May 15, during National Peace Officers Memorial Day, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Honor Guard stood guard at the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial on the state Capitol grounds in St. Paul. Continue Reading

A first last call for the new honor guard

May 10, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

He was always first to the fire station when the alarm would sound. Befittingly, Chris McCabe was commended for his service to the Alexandria Fire Department with its Honor Guard’s first official tribute at his funeral. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Veterans honor guards face challenges; members are aging, dwindling

November 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesotans thanked veterans Friday, but one of their most-desired honors needs an act of the Legislature and younger blood. Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito said that many ex-military personnel have two major requests: a bronze marker at their grave denoting their veteran status and an American flag on their casket. Honor guards, which handle flag duties, were endangered when state officials forgot to include continued funding in their budget requests, so Gov. Mark Dayton and Shellito found the needed funds on a temporary basis. Now, they pledge to ask the Legislature to appropriate honor guard funding so it is more stable. Continue Reading

Minnesota cuts funding for honor guards at vet funerals

August 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota will no longer pay for honor guards at veterans’ funerals, forcing the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and other groups to seek new sources of funding to help them give military honors to veterans who have died. Continue Reading