The purpose of the Council is to represent all veterans of St. Clair County and to coordinate the activities of member organizations, their subsidiaries and auxiliaries.
We are proud to band together as one to fulfill the needs of St. Clair County. We are AL Post 8, AL Post 142, AL Post 320, AL Post 382, AL Post 408, AL Post 449, AL Post 525, AL Post 566, Voiture locale 120 40 et 8, VFW Post 796, VFW Post 3901, VFW Post 5585, VFW Post 8465, VFW Post 8594, VFW Post 12085, VVA 284, DAV Chapter 12, and the Marine Corps League 146.
Our primary purpose of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard is to honor all St. Clair County veterans who have served their country with honor in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Volunteers in the Honor Guard are providing Military Funeral Honors upon request. We honor the patriotic Americans who have answered the call to arms in defense of our freedom and liberties. The war era veterans' sacrifices must stay alive in our minds for generation after generation for historical, educational and patriotic reasons. What these men and women gave for America holds an important message that must never leave our thoughts. Freedom is not Free!
Veterans are needed for the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard which honor the country, show respect for all veterans, the flag and bury veterans with honor. The honor guard presides at military funerals, presentation of the colors, parades and Veteran's Day are just a few of the events in which the honor guard is needed. Any honorably discharged veteran is qualified to join this purpose and duty. Uniforms, ammo and weapons are provided and your schedule is flexible. It is hoped a large number of volunteers can be secured so the burden does not fall on just a few veterans. This is an experience that will remain with you for a lifetime!
Scouts take part in U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony.
When the United States flag (Old Glory) becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be "retired" with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation's flag. The traditional method of retirement is to incinerate the flag. The Disabled American Veterans organization, along with members of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council, aid the local Cub Scout troops in performing a U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony at St. Mary's/McCormick Catholic Schools in Port Huron, on May 24, 2012.
I just wanted to say "Thank You" for the beautiful and moving ceremony the Honor Guard gave at my husband's funeral. It was deeply appreciated. Please express my thanks to the members of the Honor Guard.M. B.