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Honor 50 years on

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Estus Smith, adjutant of David Chavez Post 1982 in Ansbach, Germany, reports that the post organized and hosted a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration event in the post exchange area of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach on March 29.

Historical displays were set up, and post and garrison officials were present to hand out pins, buttons and certificates to Vietnam War veterans and widows.

The Ansbach Hometown Herald did a piece on the event, including Post 1982’s role.

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Military Funeral Honors ceremonies must be scheduled in advance.

The law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, which includes the folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of “taps,” upon the family’s request. This Department of Defense program calls for the funeral director to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran’s family.