Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard was established on July 11th, 2010 and has provided Military Honor Rifle Salutes in Lancaster County, Berks County and Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery for veterans of all branches, year round since that date.
To purchase your wreaths please print out the form below and follow the instructions. All funds via this site go to the support of the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. (please note: to view and print the form use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome for best results)
President of the Vet21 Salute Honor Guard
The goal of one wreath for each grave at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery fell short of its goal in 2015.
The goal is the same for 2016, you can send in your orders at anytime starting now.
The rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran, free of charge, is mandated by law. An honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of
not less than two members of the Armed Forces. One member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran. The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a
ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps. When available taps will be played by a bugler, however there are so few buglers
available that the military services may choose to provide an electronic recording of taps. The veteran’s parent Service representative will present the flag.
The mission of the Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard is to provide a volley of three salute for all our Brothers and Sisters throughout Lancaster County who have honorably served our country.
Commonly referred to as a 21 gun salute this is not in truth what is being done. What is really being done is that a volley of three shots is being fired by each member of the
detail. So a firing detail of 7 individuals would equal a 21 shot salute. A six member detail fires a total of 18 shots and so on.
Our goal as members of the Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard is to try and provide this honor to anyone who has been Honorably discharged from the United States Military. It makes no difference to our veterans which branch you served in - Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine. You are all entitled this additional honor and the members of the Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard are here to see that you receive that honor
The services of the Vet 21 Salute Honor Guard are provided free of charge to the veteran or family and available on a first come first serve basis and we will do our best to honor all requests. If you are a veteran and wish to assist us in this important rendering of honors to our departed brothers and sisters learn how to join our ranks on the JOIN US TODAY! page.
Vet 21 Honor Guard
44 Wilson Dr 44
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717 475-0590
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