John J. Morris Post 62

VETERAN OF THE MONTH PROGRAM

At the 75th American Legion National Convention in Pittsburgh in 1993, the American Legion passed Resolution No. 159, officially adopting the Veteran of the Month program, which honors deceased veterans and fallen warriors by flying their burial flags. Eligible honorees include deceased veterans with honorable discharges, U.S. servicemembers who died on active duty, those who remain missing in action, and civilian employees of the armed services who were granted veteran status.

The veteran's personal history and military service are profiled in advance publicity, and read at the flag raising and again at the flag-lowering service at the (first) day of the month. The service includes "Taps", along with the folding and presentation of the burial flag to a member of the deceased's family.

Post 62 performs the Veteran of the Month ceremony at the Post flag pole on the first day of each month.

To submit your deceased Veteran for this honor, please contact the American Legion Color/Honor Guard Captain.