Honor Guard at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

The Memorial Honor Guard Corps will be on-site at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia and will serve all veterans and families who request honors.

With a sense of honor, duty, and respect, the Hampton Roads community is forming the volunteer Honor Guard Corps to provide full services Monday through Friday. No services are performed on holidays or weekends. Uniforms are provided at no cost. The Memorial Honor Guard Corps needs at least 300 volunteers to fill a squad of 8 volunteers.

To support an on-site volunteer corps, the new Memorial Honor Guard Corps building will provide remote work space with Wi-Fi to assist volunteers who are sponsored to work offsite while serving in the Honor Guard.

The Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery is the final resting place for veterans and their families in Hampton Roads, many of whom have served in conflicts around the world. More than 16,000 veterans are interned at AGHJMVC with possibly 600 or ore veterans or their families members buried every year.

MITS-GIVES, Inc. has partnered with the Virginia Department of Veteran Services to create the Memorial Honor Guard at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. MITS-GIVES, Inc. is a non-profit based in Chesapeake, Virginia. All specified donations for the Honor Guard go directly to the project and an additional 10% will be added by MI Technical Solutions, Inc.

Your donations will cover building expenses, equipment, supplies, and uniforms.

Please fill out the application to join the Memorial Honor Guard Corp.

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Thank you for your continued support, 

MITS-GIVES Team Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Cemetery Honor Guard Corps

Volunteer Training

Please check back for the next volunteer training session date. If you would like to participate as an Honor Guard Corps member, please submit your application and complete your background check. The training will be held at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery. Uniforms are not required, however, they are recommended. If we are able to obtain uniforms in time, please plan to come dressed in full Class A.

Please view the SOP for training here: ARNG MFH Soldier’s Training SOP

Honor Guard in the News

13 News Now – July 6, 2023 – Chesapeake nonprofit making sure fallen veterans get their due honors

Watch the video here.

MSEP – July 3, 2023 – Military Spouse of the Month: Angela, Virginia Department of Veteran Services (V3) and MSEP employer provide and onsite honor guard corps team at Horton Cemetery in Suffolk, VA

Read more here.

13 News Now – June 26, 2023 – Campaign underway to create honor guard corps at Horton Veterans Cemetery.

Watch the video here.

VDVS– May 29, 2023 – The MITS-GIVES, Inc. Honor Guard featured in the 66th Annual Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony in Richmond, Virginia.

Watch the ceremony here.

WTKR – April 29, 2023 – MITS-GIVES participated in Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia.

Read more at: Ceremony in Suffolk honors fallen military members (wtkr.com)

Suffolk News Herald – April 28, 2023 – Cemetery breaks ground for new Honor Corps Building

Read more at: https://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2023/04/28/cemetery-breaks-ground-for-new-honor-corps-building/#

WAVY -April 19, 2023 – Ceremony for New Memorial Honor Guard Corps Building at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery 

Read more at:  https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/suffolk/ceremony-for-new-memorial-honor-guard-corps-building-at-albert-g-horton-jr-veterans-cemetary/

Virginia Pilot – November 21, 2022 “Chesapeake veteran, business owner establishes nonprofit to help other veterans and their families

Suffolk News Herald -November 1, 2022  – MITS-GIVES, Inc. announces creation of honor guard corps at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

Read more at: https://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2022/11/01/mits-gives-inc-announces-creation-of-honor-guard-corps-at-albert-g-horton-jr-memorial-veterans-cemetery/

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Saturday, December 16, 2023 – Horton Wreath Society Wreath Laying (www.HortonWreathSociety.org)