The Merced American Legion and VFW said they welcome more volunteers for their honor guard for Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Nineteen men are now on the roster. That isn’t enough, organizers said. It takes 10 to perform a funeral and more for larger events and patriotic presentations. In October the honor guard performed at three funerals and four flag presentations, drawing on just 19 men.
The groups said they need 40 men on the roster, and 60 would be better. They asked returning veterans to “rejoin their comrades and provide relief.”
District 12 Sons of the American Legion Drill Team has taken national honors three years in a row. The team consists of Raul Rodriguez, John Saenz and Mike Boyles. You can contact any member who has a membership application. fill in the blanks and provide a copy of your DD-214.
November is Veterans Month and Veterans Day is Nov. 11. On Veterans Day, there will be a parade, many presentations at various memorials, open house at Veterans Memorial Hall and other events.
Please check the Sun-Star and www.mercedsunstar.com for schedules. Contact a veteran if you want to join or RMattPE@aol.com