Updated 02/09/2024
This page is designed to honor our American military Veterans and Post Auxiliary Members who have gone on before us.  While history may overlook many of the brave deeds of our gallant service men and service women, their memory will ever live in the hearts and minds of freedom loving people of the great nation of the United States of America.  
Read each name with pride and thanks, for they answered the call to duty and now the Honor and Glory is theirs.  They gave their all for us and they are not forgotten!  TAPS are sounding.

DOD Policy - Once a Privilege, Now a Right.

Since 1 January 2000, every armed forces Veteran and member on active duty, or in the active reserve has had the right to be buried with patriotic flourishes provided by a military honor guard.


  • Must have been honorably discharged
  • Documentation - the family must produce the discharge papers refer to as "DD214".  We recommend families locate the Veteran's papers while he/she is still alive and give a copy to their funeral director.  If there are a member of the VFW, they will have a copy on file in the office.  If you can't find a DD214, then the Post's Service Officer can help fill out the appropriate paperwork for duplicates.
  • Locally, the VFW offers this service to ALL Veterans.  If a family wants an Honor Guard for a loved one, all they have to do is call the funeral home and the staff can contact the VFW and make arrangements.
  • There is NO CHARGE for this service, but donations are accepted and that money goes back into our community to support Veterans, their families, youth activities, scholarships and many other charities.
  • There is a bond and connection to all Veterans and the VFW Honor Guard are all volunteers.
 Use the form below the TAPS pictures to notify us of a deceased member for inclusion in this page..




Jerry Loeb

Honor Guard member - Army

Herman Todeschi

Life member - Army

Jordan Hugh (Mac) and Shirley McInnis

Post and Auxiliary Life Members - Coast Guard

Richard Schleeter

Veterans Service Officer - Army

Sepp Ramsperger

- Marines

Gina Hampton

Life Auxiliary Member -

Walter Parks

Post 4031 Member - Marines

Rey Martinez

VFW Post 4031 Life Member - Marines

Randy L. Nickels

VFW Post 4031 Member - Army

Jerri Morris

Life Auxiliary Member -

Submit TAPS Request

To submit your request for TAPS, please complete the form below.
Type in the code you see below.