The Honor Guard is a wonderful opportunity to honor veterans who have passed away. The service we conduct is very meaningful to the families.
We only ask for ONE day per month. Please contact John King at 425.432.0631 if you are able to help.
Also contact John if you'd like our Honor Guard to pay respects at your loved one's service.
|Current Honor Guard Members|
|Helmut "Fritz" Cerny||John King|
|Bruce Welder||Ray Wulff|
|Paul Cook||Jim Rowe|
|John Houser||Tom Mechler|
|Bruce Feltmann||Fred Zielie|
|Fred DeBerry||Jeary Flener|
On the Second and Fourth Tuesdays (and the Fifth Tuesday if there is one in a given month), the Fred Hancock Post 19 Honor Guard participates in the respectful internment of our fellow Veterans at the Tahoma National Cemetery as a part of the Veterans Service Organization Honor Guard Association.
Tahoma National Cemetery was established Nov. 11, 1993, and opened for interments on Oct. 1, 1997. The cemetery was dedicated on Sept. 26, 1997. Phase II was completed in March 2006. The $6 million project includes over 12,000 new columbarium niches, more than 5,000 pre-placed crypts, road improvements, new signage, a third committal shelter and a third funeral cortege lane at the Public Information Center.
Tahoma has a Memorial walkway containing 28 memorials that commemorate soldiers of various 20th century wars, donated by various service organizations. At the northeast corner of the walkway is the POW-MIA flag.
A Blue Star Memorial is located north of the Public Information Center. The marker was originally part of a banner that families displayed in their homes during the 1940s to signify that they had a loved one fighting in World War II. Today, the marker honors all veterans.