American Legion  Carl S. Martin Post 635 
108 ½ North Street  
 Normal, Il. 

Mail to:
PO Box 402,  Normal, IL. 61761-0402

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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.

​Photo of Honor Guard, Buglers, Bag Pipers

Photos courtesy of Robert E. Handley
Contact Us
Requests for Honor Guard Military Funeral Services must be made with your funeral director.

Click on the button below to request Color Guard presence at suitable events in McLean County.

                                           Recognition and Dedication to:

  ​                                       Jerry Monical, Butch Ekstam, Robert Handley

Post 635 Honor Guard wants to recognize Jerry for his more than 11 years as Post 635 Honor Guard Commander and over 1000 Military Funerals for Veterans.

Post 635 Honor Guard would also like to thank Butch Ekstam for his continued service and dedication to the Honor Guard. 

Lastly, the post would like to recognize Robert Handley for photographing our events and always being supportive of our Honor Guard.


Post 635 Honor Guard Commander                Post 56 Honor Guard Commander

​                     Mike Scott                                                                   Rick Ross