The Color Guard of Post 30 is a point of particular pride. One of its foremost activities is honoring veterans through salutes at funerals--whether the skies show rain, snow or sun. The Color Guard offers military funerals for veterans in Eagar, Springerville, Nutrioso, Alpine, Greer, VErnon, McNary, St. Johns, Concho and areas around and between. How much the presence of the Legion Color Guard is appreciated by the families of the deceased veterans is evident not only in the number of requests for their attendance, but also in the heartfelt and effusive letters and cards of thank you sent the Legion Post 30 by the families of the deceased veterans. On August 12, 1989 the Color Guard of Post 30 was awarded the Apache Nation Medal of Valor by the White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairman, Reno Johnson, Sr. for their "help and support with our burials and honor ceremonies." In addition to veteran funerals, the Color Guard participates in flag raisings in Springerville/Eager to mark national holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day) and has supported the erection and dedication of flag poles at local schools. The Color Guard marches, or sits on the Legion float, in various parades, and other holidays, promoting respect for the United States and its armed forces, who have kept, and continue to keep, Americans safe. Equipment for the Color Guard is carried in a dedicated trailer that can be pulled to the site of burials and ceremonies.
Rededication of Madonna of the Trail (DAR)
Raising the flag
Color Guard equipment trailer