Polk County’s honor guard recognized by American Legion Post 250

Published 10:10 pm Monday, June 10, 2013

The Commander of Tryon’s American Legion Post 250 speaks highly of a very active Post Honor Guard.

At the June 11 Post meeting, Commander Michael Moore recognized members of the elite Honor Guard. Members of the unit were given special thanks for their dedicated service.

During the past few weeks, the guard participated in several events, including two military funerals as well as a flag dedication for the county’s new DSS building. On Memorial Day, the Honor Guard appeared at an 11 a.m. service at Memorial Gardens in Columbus, a 2 p.m. service in Saluda, and closed out the day with a presentation at the “Singing For Soldiers” program back in Columbus.

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The Commander of the Unit is Glenn Burgess, while Morton Poliakoff serves as vice-commander. Bevin Corbin is the events coordinator and maintains the schedule for the Honor Guard.

The next scheduled appearance for the unit is a “Flag Day” service, then they will participate in opening ceremonies at the local barbecue festival this weekend. The Post Honor Guard is always available for veterans’ funerals.

– article submitted by John L. Johnson