Richard W. Townsend Post 84


Honoring Those Who Served

The final tribute to comrades in arms on behalf of a grateful Nation.


What are Military Funeral Honors?

The elements of the funeral honors ceremony will include, the firing of three rifle volleys, the folding and presentation of the American flag along with a memorial certifcate to the next of kin. A bugler will play taps.

The Honor Guard personnel are trained to ensure proper decorum, professional  appearance and synchronization of movement during the dignified and respectful ceremony,   The obvious appreciation on the face of the next of kin is our reward.

The Auburn Honor Guard is recognized and authorized by the U.S. Dept. of Defense to provide military funeral honors.


As provided by law, an honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of 10 - 12 members. One member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran.


The Auburn Area Honor Guard is made up of members from the several local veteran's organizations.   We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 P.M. at the Auburn Veteran's Memorial Hall.  

If You would like to join us, sound off

The Auburn Area Honor Guard Commander :  

Terry L. Crouson   CSM, USA (ret )     

(530) 885-6871