Welcome to VFW Post 5061, mustered March 18, 1987
Chris Nielsen Awarded for Volunteer Hours
Chris Nielsen has served in the All Veterans Honor Guard since about 2003. He has been commander, chaplain, rifle squad commander and rifleman during the last 15 years. This past year he was presented with an award recognizing his 8000 plus hours volunteer time. “The Honor Guard has performed a maximum of 10 services in a single day,” said Chris, “We did eight services in a blinding snowstorm some years back which was not to much to giggle about. The numerous shots of brandy went well after that event.” Chris noted, “A sad thing is when we do a service for a homeless Vet and nobody shows up for the final honors. We present the flag to the Mortician who donates the casket or cremains.”
Added note. The five Honor Guard teams performs 1000 services a year. In early 2000’s they did 60 a year.