At Berry Law, we understand the sacrifices our military veterans have made to defend our country. That’s why we’re honored to share the story of the Kanesville Honor Guard, a group of dedicated individuals who ensure that all veterans receive a proper military funeral.
Founded in Council Bluffs in 2014, the Kanesville Honor Guard’s mission is to make sure no veteran is buried without honor. They offer military rites at no cost, including the folding of the American flag, presenting the flag to surviving loved ones, 21 gun salute, playing of taps, motorcycle escort, and assistance to pallbearer if needed. This service is provided out of love, honor, and respect that our veterans rightfully deserve, having earned that right.
Since they renovated and moved into their building at the corner of 30th and B in 2018, the Kanesville Honor Guard has grown significantly. Their home base now houses about 50 members, who have provided military rites for more than 900 veterans.
In addition to providing military rites, the Kanesville Honor Guard offers counseling services for veterans, provided by counselor Lyle Burkle. Burkle is a retired VA counselor who now offers his services for free to all veterans who need it. The group recognizes that many veterans face challenges and hardships after their service, and they want to provide the necessary support to help them get back on the right track.
At Berry Law, we understand the challenges that veterans with PTSD face, and we support the Kanesville Honor Guard’s efforts to provide veterans with the support they need. Many veterans may struggle with PTSD and other mental health issues after their service, and it’s important that they have access to the resources they need to cope.
If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD or other mental health issues related to your military service, contact Berry Law today. We understand the unique challenges that veterans face, and we’re here to help you get the benefits you deserve.
Let’s honor our fallen heroes by supporting our veterans in need.
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