Anoka Vietnam veterans have their own code of honor

  • Article by: Mark Brunswick , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 10, 2013 - 9:52 PM

Anoka’s Vietnam vets don’t follow strict rules at comrades’ funerals.

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leweygNov. 10, 1311:27 PM

I have been to more funerals than I care to count that have had honor guard details perform their service for a family of a fallen hero. I have watched the Anoka Honor Guard pehaps 10 times or so, and I will say they are very good, very informative and very impressive. I will gladly donate to this unit as a way to say "Thank you for your service, past, present and in the future".

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DufferHNov. 10, 1311:50 PM

Groups such as this fill a huge void left when the Veterans Dept. under the current administration sharply curtailed providing honor guards at veterans' funerals.

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thoroughbred21Nov. 11, 13 5:08 AM

Bless their hearts. I love them for doing it their own way; thanks for a heart-warming story on a snowy Monday morning.

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leadmanNov. 11, 13 6:29 AM

Thank You.

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dad2fourNov. 11, 13 7:37 AM

Bless these guys! So many of our Vietnam veterans were dissed for their service - shame on us. At least now, let them honor their own in a way that they feel serves them best. Thanks to all veterans on this day - Veteran's Day!

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frenkelNov. 11, 13 7:59 AM

I am glad to see these veterans are educating people about their service and honoring those that have died. Thank you.

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JPetersen3Nov. 11, 13 8:33 AM

DufferH: prove what you say is true.

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mwibachNov. 11, 13 8:34 AM

Thank God for people like this in our world.

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hpilotNov. 11, 13 8:50 AM

Thanks to the Star tribune for this great story. As a Viet Nam Vet I am so sick and tired of getting ads etc for some of the stores having Veterans day sales.This story was a refreshing change. Do you retailers find it necessary to try and capitalize on every holiday, especially Veterans day and Memorial day? Thanks so much to the Anoka Honor Guard for their service while in the military and for their continued service at Veterans funerals.

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blwhiteNov. 11, 13 8:53 AM

Thank you for your service. I know from personal experience it means the world to the families to see their loved ones honored in such a way.

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