Delmar Gardens Veterans Day
George Phillips Memorial Ceremony, Labadie , MO
Highlands Walmart, Manchester, MO
"Honoring Those Who Served"
Gary Hutchison Memorial Chapter 1028
Vietnam Veterans of America
O'Charley's Restaurant Honors Marine Sergeant Derek Krause
Carl Gordon,James Preuss, Dan Wilson, James Hare, Dave Bierman, Tom Moore, and Mike Erxleben
Crestwood Veterans Day Program
Dan Wilson, Dave Bierman, Don Aird, Craig Mathews, and James Hare
Jefferson Barracks Cemetery
Chapter 1028 Funeral Honors Firing Team
Commander Dan Wilson
James Preuss,TomMoore,Craig Mathews, and Dennis Filla
Fenton Flag Retirement Ceremony
In addition to providing military honors for deceased veterans, the Chapter's Honors Firing Team participates in many community events throughout the year. Some typical functions include: Veterans Memorial events in local cities such as Manchester, Fenton, Arnold, Crestwood, and Chesterfield. Flag retirement ceremonies, and other veteran's Day observances are performed at retailers and restaurants looking to add a patriotic and dignified salute to the men and women who served.
One of the most important services performed by Chapter 1028 is to provide an Honor Guard at Military Funerals. The team is led by Dan Wilson and consist of eleven other Chapter members. The team performs the ceremony in accordance with military protocol and is certified by the Missouri National Guard every six months. The team routinely trains new members using the M-1 Garand rifle. The weapons and uniforms are furnished by the Chapter. The team is on call for whenever the need arises, and conducts approximately four burials per month. Members are expected to turn out in crisp uniforms and shined boots on only a one day notice--and they do. The team takes pride in honoring the deceased veteran with a dignified and solemn burial--especially for the homeless vet or those without families in attendance. Honors are rendered at various cemeteries around the area including Jefferson Barracks. The Chapter wishes to acknowledge the dedication, professionalism, and sacrifice of all the members. You honor us all.