Post 154 in Rathdrum and Post 143 in Post Falls, share an Honor Guard whose purpose is to provide funeral honors for fallen Veterans, and serve as the "guardians of the colors" (Color Guard) by displaying and escorting the American flag, State flag, POW/MIA flag, etc., during parades and other events in our community. The Honor Guard is composed of 5 to 9 Veterans, male or female, in uniform, for funeral rifle salutes. Our Honor Guard owns a bugle to provide "Taps", and 7 M1 rifles on loan from the DOD for rifle salutes, and an AR15 on loan from the Post Falls Police Department for ceremonial use.
In 2017 the combined Honor Guard of Post 154 and Post 143 logged 1016 hours in service to our veterans and community. At 36 funerals and memorial services veterans received rifle salutes to honor their service and sacrifice to our country. They participated in 30 additional ceremonies and community events and in 4 area parades.
As you can see, the Honor Guard is called upon often and it is sometimes difficult to assemble enough members for every need. If you have any interest in serving on the Honor Guard, please contact Todd Halvorson at 509-226-5355, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.