On Saturday, June 1st, 2024, the Guardians of the National Cemetery had the honor of providing an honor guard for a poignant event dedicated to honoring our veterans. This solemn occasion was a heartfelt tribute to the men and women who have served our nation with unwavering dedication and bravery.

The ceremony began with the time-honored 21-gun salute, a powerful and resonant symbol of respect and gratitude for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Following this, the hauntingly beautiful strains of “Taps” filled the air, a musical farewell that echoed through the hearts of all in attendance.

A particularly moving moment was the unfolding and folding of the American flag. Each fold was carefully executed and narrated, allowing the audience to reflect on the deep symbolism and history embedded in this act. The flag was then presented to the Guardians’ Commander, Don Tillitson, in a gesture of respect and remembrance.

At the heart of our ceremonies is a profound commitment to never forget those who served. Symbolism plays a crucial role in our events, which is why we always include the POW/MIA table. This table is set to honor our prisoners of war and those missing in action, acknowledging their presence with us in spirit and ensuring that their sacrifices are never forgotten.

The event was a powerful reminder of the courage and sacrifice of our veterans. As we stood together, united in respect and remembrance, we were reminded of the importance of honoring their legacy.

We invite you to view the gallery of photos from this meaningful event below.