• 48°

American Legion establishes Honor Guard

MADISON – Madison American Legion, Post 229 has established an honor guard with financial assistance from Madison’s state legislative delegation.

“Because of the overwhelming demand for funeral service support from the active duty and reserve military components, based on established rules and availability, departed veterans often times are not provided deserving funeral honors, including a firing squad,” Madison County and Post 229 Commander Larry Vannoy said.

“Unless the veteran is buried in a national cemetery, there is no guarantee that you will receive a full military detail, regardless of your time in service or accomplishments. If they are not available, they cannot fulfill your request. Typically, upon request, the military does provide a flag detail and bugler,” Vannoy said.

The American Legion, and specifically American Legion Post 229, now is providing these services, including casket, American flag folding and presentation to family, rifle detail and bugler. The services are offered at no cost to veterans, independent of their membership in American Legion.

In addition, the honor guard is supporting veteran events including (but not limited to) military parades, Memorial Day events, Veterans Day activities and flag retirement ceremonies.

“Huntsville Post 237 also has an established honor guard,” Vannoy said. “When talking with them, we found they have the same problem of availability of volunteers. Therefore, our two posts are working together to provide better support to our community.”

Legion posts are recruiting applicants for veterans who are interested in association with the honor guard.

Vannoy thanked the City of Madison state legislative delegation. “Due to the initial costs of standing up the honor guard, we approached the City of Madison state legislative representatives, and they generously help provided the initial funding. Without their assistance, we would have not been able to establish the unit.”

The honor guard is available to any honorably discharged veteran. For information, visit americanlegionpost229.org or Huntsville Post 237’s website legion237.com.

James Clemens High School

Like to try a different sport? James Clemens Girls Lacrosse Team has openings

Madison

Rotary spearheads efforts in habitat for Monarch Butterfly Project

Madison

Heritage’s Chander, Nuzman, Gowder and Rajput shine at state science fair

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 12, 2021

Madison

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Bob Jones High School

Joshua Lin, Nikhita Mudium named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Madison

Trash Pandas play home opener Tonight

Madison

Rocket City defeated 7-1 in Chattanooga

Business

Trash Pandas Underway

Harvest

Sergeant Major Bobby Lee completed several deployments to Middle East

Madison

Wild comeback leads Trash Pandas to first win

Madison

Emergency Water Outage – Highland Drive

Harvest

Moore performs in ‘Tinker Bell,’ works with models and Sparkman photographers

Madison

School board expected to vote on elementary rezoning plan tonight

Madison

Trash Pandas drop inaugural game 6-1 in Chattanooga

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

x