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Volunteers Needed: Acadiana Honor Guard

Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard: Taking care of its own

The Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard was formed in March of 2014 by USAF Vietnam Veteran Karen Fontenot and United States Army bugler Gary Edmondson.

With a mission to provide military funerals for the veterans of Acadiana, AVHG rank and file consists of honorably discharged United States military veterans from all branches of the military. The all volunteer force is fully trained and prepared to deliver superior services at the greatest time of need.

The unit has traveled north to Ville Platte, south to Baldwin, east to Henderson and West to Jennings, logging thousands of miles in devotion to the families of the fallen.
Currently touting 37 active members, the AVHG has completed 55 funerals in 2018, and a total of 267 since its inception. The group has also participated in 17 community events this year.

The Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard post two members at the deceased casket one hour before services, provides flag folding and presentation of the memorial flag to the family, performs a 21 rifle salute and a bugler playing the final TAPS.

The Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard continues in its legacy, presenting to our veterans, the final salute.

If you are an honorably discharged US military veteran and would like to be part of this dynamic group, please contact the AVHG at
(337) 873-1526 or email: avhg@honorguard.com .
Website: www.avhonorguard.com ; www.facebook.com/avhonorguard/

 

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