VFW Honor Guards

VFW NC Honor GuardIndividual Posts may have a Post Honor Guard. Honor Guards can be simple or very formal. Honor guard members are often present at local patriotic events, school flag days, local fairs and parades, and at funerals.  They put forward the image of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and will often appear in news story photos.  You want to be sharp in appearance.  You may be the only “veteran” the public sees in your town.  You represent the millions of men and women who have and are serving their country.

Some posts do not have a formal honor guard, but wear their VFW cap, a blazer and grey slacks to post, local, and civic events.   Still other posts may chose to wear identical military white shirts with shoulder patches and an embroidered VFW patch.  Still others may progress from wearing a sharp uniform to forming an honor guard.

Bloomingdale IL Post 7539 Honor Guard Shirt

Bloomingdale IL Post 7539 Honor Guard Shirt

Here is a list of available resources for VFW honor guards for those posts considering a post unit.

For information and assistance in starting a Color or Honor Guard in your post, contact the state Color Guard Captain. Call James Cacoulidis at 919-754-2545 or send  Email

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