Farewell Comrade

Farewell Comrade

Honor guard performs special military services for veterans

Farewell Comrade

U.S. Navy veteran Linley Leonard delivers the folded flag to the family at a military funeral.
Honor guard member Dan McCuistion takes the flag from a casket and begins the folding ceremony.
U.S. Army veteran John Shriner, aligns rifles preparing for a military funeral at the Cortez Cemetery.
Linley Leonard unfurls the flags as Ken Hoyle helps prepare for a military funeral recently.
Cortez Honor Guard members fold the American flag during Russel Aulston’s funeral service on Oct. 21. The flag was presented to his wife Lolita Aulston.
Cortez American Legion 75 Honor Guard Members

Dan McCuistion, U.S. Army
Don Swank, U.S. Navy
Chuck Thompson, U.S. Army
John Shriner, U.S. Army
Bud Crawn, U.S. Marine Corps
Paul Burcher, U.S. Army
Gary Caughey, U.S. Army
Ken Hoyle, U.S. Coast Guard
Rick Gregory, U.S. Air

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Symbols for the Folds of the Flag
The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.
The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.
The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks, and who gave a

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