It’s that time of year again where we work our tails off for the Toys for Tots program making children less fortunate than us happy. The reserves in your area may be requesting a little more help from us so they may have a “be ready to fight” mindset and work on a bit more training. This is being asked from them by their top general and the CMC. There will also be a push on the Honor guard end of things.
I have been tasked by the National Commandant to head up the funeral detail Committee and look at a more standardized uniform as well as a possible certification program Nationwide. We are unique in the fact that we have the 4 seasons to deal with so I challenge you all to shoot me an email about how your Honor guard deals with the cold/rainy and windy weather. What do you wear? What adornments would you like to see on your uniform? I get a lot of comments on the triangle folded flag pin. Do you have a state certification program? If so who administers that. I am not sure if we will have a one size fits all program, but I think we sure could have some options for our area due to the seasons.
Have a great holiday and cherish the time with you loved ones.