Twentieth Anniversary of Attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11
Presenting the Flag to First Responders; Firemen, Police, and EMT’s at Miller Park
Also, 100th Anniversary of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Sept 11, 2021
Honor Guard Mike Scott; Commander
Full Military Funeral Rites for Veterans
The rendering of Military Funeral Honors for eligible veterans is performed by our Honor Guard, consisting of members of Post 635 of Normal, and Post 56 of Bloomington. One member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased Veteran.
The Honor Guard will perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American Flag to the next of kin, a 21 Gun Volley followed by the playing of Taps.
Presentation of The Colors by the Color Guard
The American Legion Color Guard is proud to present the American Flag at various other events, including:
Special Olympics Events
Baseball, Basketball, Football Games
Memorial Day Parade
ISU Homecoming Parade
Heartland College Programs
Any ceremony displaying the American Flag or Service flags. To request the Color Guard, contact us via the box to the right.
One of the most important functions we do as an Honor Guard is perform military rites at a veterans funeral.
When performing military rites, we are the Honor Guard. When presenting colors at functions; like ball games, marching in parades, opening ceremony for the Illinois State Special Olympics; and many other functions; we are the Color Guard.
We are all volunteers who are privileged and honored to do both of these. We are indeed fortunate to have these veterans volunteering for these important tasks.
As of December 31, 2019, the Honor Guard has performed 103 Military Funerals for Veterans.
Folding the flag, presenting to next of kin, 21 gun volley, finished with the playing of Taps
The Color Guard; (same people, no firing of the rifles), have done 78 events. This includes presenting the colors at events like Special Olympics, games, and Parades. Also presentations at schools, to show how we honor our deceased Veterans by folding the flag, and presenting to someone attending that had a deceased Veteran, relative or friend, that did not have a Military Funeral.
We have a very special dedicated Honor Guard that tirelessly volunteer their time for all these special times.