Our Veterans

Here are a few snapshots of some of our local veterans. First is Mr. Kaiser, this at the 2003 Veteran's Day ceremony at the Lebanon National Cemetary.


The Marion County Honor Guard performs a valuable service for veterans and their families in Marion and neighboring counties. Dedicated members are on call and appear together graveside to honor their deceased commrades. Below, the Honor Guard in formation and firing rounds at the funeral of Jim Brady at the St. Joe Cemetery in St. Joe, Kentucky.



Old Sarge Charles Brady greets the commander after services as Honor Guard member Curt Goode looks on.


The Honor Guard prepares to begin their march up the flag lined walk at National Cemetery in 2003, signaling the beginning of the Veteran's Day ceremony.


Honor Guard member Frank D. Spragens brings up the rear in the march, trumpet in hand.


The Honor Guard marches back down the lane at the conclusion of the ceremony in 2003.


Veteran Ben Ford is in his military attire at the 2003 Veteran's Day service.BenFord.jpg

Here is another view of the Honor Guard marching in at the beginning of the service.


Veteran Mr. Kaiser - look at that hat!


I pose with my favorite Veteran - my dad, Junie Mattingly - after the 2003 Veteran's Day Ceremony.


Our veterans are honored in death by having their casket draped with the American Flag. Here, veteran Junie Mattingly helps his son, Alan Mattingly, arrange the flag at the conclusion of a funeral mass for veteran David Louis Mattingly at St. Francis Church this year.


A group of our Honor Guard members enjoy a meal together at St. Charles Parish Hall in St. Mary's following a fellow veteran's funeral service this year.


The Honor Guard is in formation as the crowd gathers graveside at a funeral service this year at St. Francis of Assisi Church in St. Francis, Kentucky.


Thanks to all our veterans and to the Marion County Honor Guard...