1100 Louisiana Blvd SE
Honor Guards from throughout the state are encouraged to attend the Tenth Annual Military Honors Burial
Training Conference on August 23 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, located at 1100 Louisiana Boulevard NE. Registration begins at 8:30am, with the conference begins at 9am.
Honor Guards are all-volunteer units which perform the flag-fold ceremony, 21-Rifle Volley, and a bugle rendition of Taps at the funerals of fallen veterans or active-duty military personnel. Honor Guards provide the proper “Final Salute” befitting deceased honorably-discharged men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The conference is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS), the New
Mexico National Guard, and the New Mexico Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) of New Mexico) as a learning and training opportunity for Honor Guards from throughout the state. The Honor Guards will receive instruction and training/coaching from U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force Honor Guards. Individuals or groups interested in forming an all-volunteer Honor Guard are also encouraged to attend to register with DVS.
The highlight of the conference will be an annual performance competition between Honor Guard teams. A free catered lunch will be provided courtesy of the AARP. For more information, contact Deanna Anaya