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133 Centre Avenue, Topton, PA

Ray A. Master Post 217

Post 217 Honor Guard

 

 

Post 217 Honor Guard

 

Honor Guard

Thru rain or sleet or heat or snow,

the American Legion Honor Guard will go.

To perform their duties on command,

to honor all of those who defended this land.

Their gesture of good deeds for the family bereaved

will bring comfort and closure to what they have achieved.

 

Final Honors:

A group of members from Ray A, Master Post 217, Topton, PA,

tries to ensure those who served their country get the tribute they deserve.

"Read, Aim, FIRE!"

shouts the Sergeant-At-Arms of the Honor Guard conducting Military Honors.

Three times, a volley of shots ring through the graveyard.

A veteran has died, and his comrades-in-arms are saluting him with

MILITARY HONORS one last time.

For the Honor Guard from American Legion Post 217 in Topton, PA,

the graveside ritual has become increasingly common as veterans die.

 

In 2016:

the Ray A. Master Post 217 Honor Guard 

presented  110  Military Honors burials. 

 

Military Honors for Deceased Veterans

Ray A. Master Post 217 Honor Guard

This is to raise awareness of the Military Honors Funeral service provided by the
RAY A. MASTER POST 217 American Legion Honor Guard.
 
 
The "Final Salute" rendered by the Honor Guard
is a reverent and solemn service to bid farewell to our departed comrade.

 
 
It is our honor and duty to provide a "Final Salute" military send-off for a deserving veteran
that offered his/her life for the country.
 
 
      The "Final Salute" consists of:
  • the firing of the three volleys by the Rifle Squad,
  • the sounding of Taps,
  • the folding, and
  • the presenting of the American Flag, under which the veteran served their country. 
 

EACH VETERAN or VETERAN'S FAMILY HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY
TO NOTIFY THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND
REQUEST THIS SERVICE FOR THE VETERAN.
 
The funeral directors will then notify the appropriate branch of the military
and/or the Post 217 Honor Guard to render the "Final Salute".
  
 
Let us not forget what these veterans did to preserve our freedom.
 
A TRIBUTE TO THE U.S. MILITARY PERSONEL
WHO GAVE THEIR ALL FOR OUR FREEDOM.
 
 
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Let us give them the "Military Honors" burial they deserve.
 
 
In Comradeship and service
 
 
American Legion, Ray A. Master Post 217, Inc. 
American Legion Post 217 Honor Guard
 
Memorial Day 2013 at Lyons Honor Roll
 
 

 

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