Honor Guard Volunteer

Suffolk, VA

Volunteer Position

The Alfred G Horton Memorial Honor Guard (AGHMHG) is actively seeking to recruit both military and non- military volunteers who would consider the honor to render military funeral honors for the men and women who have sacrificed for our country. A person does not have to be a veteran to participate. The only requirement is patriotism. Applicants must be a minimum age of 18 years old and commit to a minimum of one day of service per month. Join to provide honors, place flags, stand a flag line for deceased veteran or active-duty personnel, or attend a parade. The Honor Guard joins directly with all active-duty branches sharing in the ceremonial procedures. Our services are provided at no cost to the family of the deceased.

The purpose of the AGHMHG is to provide and assist in administering full and complete military honors to veterans who have served this country and are being interred at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery and surrounding cemeteries.

  1. Serving with the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard is strictly a voluntary (no pay) commitment and all who do so are classified as volunteers.
  2. All volunteer applicants must satisfy one of the following categories:

 * An honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the armed forces of the United States.

 * Be retired from any branch of the armed forces of the United States

 * Be on active duty with any branch of the armed forces of the United States.

 * Be the spouse, widow/widower, son or daughter of a qualified volunteer or veteran.

  • Application: Please complete and sign the Honor Guard Membership Application Form and submit it to the Board of Directors. The application will be reviewed at the next regular meeting of the Board of Directors and must be approved by a two thirds (2/3) vote.  You will be notified of your acceptance the next day.

Performing as many as three services a day, the Service Veterans of Honor Guard provides full military honor services for veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghan wars who may not have otherwise received the military honors they deserve.

No experience is necessary! The organization will train volunteers to provide a dignified tribute for veterans who have passed


The primary duties of the AGHMSHG is to support the respective military service branches and to provide the three-rifle volley salute. AGHMSHG team members are trained and qualified to assume the flag folding and presentation duties, the playing of “Taps”, and firing rifle volleys as needed.