The 3-round volley, often mistaken for a "21" gun salute, is usually reserved for retirees. The military WILL NOT provide a firing team.
Our Honor Guard provides a 3-round volley to ALL veterans, upon request. This ceremony has ancient roots, but commonly used during the Napoleonic wars and American Civil War to signify the clearing of the battlefield of the dead and injured.
Dating back to the Civil War, taps was first used to denote "lights out," replacing a tune known as Tatoo.
Most funerals we can provide a live bugler to play Taps. In the event the bugler is unavailable, we have a real bugle with a built-in speaker to play just as loud as the real thing.
The Grant Reeves Veterans Honor Guard is comprised of FOUR Veteran organizations: the VFW, DAV, American Legion, and the VFW Auxiliary. VFW Post 7720 is the parent organization for accountability, supplying and equipping the Honor Guard. SIX separate chartered groups in Habersham and Rabun counties have joined.
We perform over 100 full military honors every year, along with numerous other events in Habersham and Rabun Counties.
A sampling of events: Wreaths Across America, National Day of Prayer, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Vietnam Veterans Day, Veterans Day, 13-Fold ceremony, school programs, and many more!
From Clayton to Mt. Airy, Clarkesville to Cornelia, and everywhere in between...
We receive requests from throughout Georgia, even travelling to LaGrange, Ellijay, Buford, Royston, and the Amazon Facility in Pendergrass!
We can't commit to every request. Please speak with the funeral home to schedule military honors
You do not need to be present to win.
Tickets are available through any of the Honor Guard members, or by stopping at the Grant Reeves Veteran Center during any meeting night.
You can also email the Honor Guard Captain at: Admin@GrantReevesVeteran.center to obtain tickets.
The owner of 2A C&R Firearms is a veteran and member of DAV Chapter 15. Be sure to stop in his shop!
If you are a veteran, or eligible for Auxiliary, you can join our Honor Guard.
New members will be issued a basic uniform.
174 Cornelia Crossing Shopping Center, Cornelia, GA
The Official SOP for the Grant Reeves Veteran Honor Guard.