An Honor Guard and a Color Guard have been established under the authority of the American Legion Post 1 Constitution and By Laws The Honor Guard /Color Guard (hereafter called a “Guard”) consists of current member in good standing of either: American Legion Post 1 or the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 1.
The Guards may be utilized for any ceremony at which it is appropriate to have a military guard. There are occasions, such as a veteran’s funeral, when the military has an obligation to be there. There are other occasions, such a local parade or festival, when it is good public relations to participate.
Care must be taken that the ceremony, event, or some part of the event is not supportive of a cause or activity which may cast the American Legion in a negative or controversial light or bring discredit to the Post simply by association.
The decision to make available a guard is at the discretion of the Post Commander.