VFW Honor Guards
Individual 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.
Here is a list of available resources for VFW honor guards for those posts considering a post unit.
- Military ribbon checker
- Honor Guard Uniforms
- Honor Guard Shirt (short sleeve) – an example from Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539
- VFW Honor Guard Forum – Learn from others
- Honor Guard Duties Forum
- Honor Guard Formal Training
- Photos of VFW Honor Guards – Examples of North Carolina VFW Honor Guards in action
- M1 Garand Manual and Safety Guide
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