THE HONOR GUARD CHARGE:
Handpicked to serve as a member of the Veterans Military Honor Guard of Pigeon Forge, my standards of conduct & level of professionalism must be above reproach, for I represent all others in my service.
Others earned the right for me to wear the ceremonial uniform, one that is honored in a rich tradition & history. I will honor their memory by wearing it properly & proudly.
Never will I allow my performance to be dictated by the type of ceremony, severity of the temperature, or size of the crowd. I will remain superbly conditioned to perfect all movements throughout every drill & ceremony.
Obliged by my oath, I am constantly driven to excel by a deep devotion to duty & a strong sense of dedication.
Representing every member, past & present, of the United States Armed Forces, I vow to stand sharp, crisp, & motionless, for I am a ceremonial guardsman.
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.
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HONOR GUARD: Review the Honor Guard SOPs, with emphasis on Chapter 2 & Chapter 3, ("Level 1 Qualification Training" & "Initial Training Session"), then become a Member. We'll get you trained!
TO VIEW THE HONOR GUARD SOPs: You must create your own account by registering your personal USERNAME & PASSWORD at the bottom of the page; the SOPs will then be available in the DOCUMENTS Dropdown!