The North St.Paul VFW Honor Guard was assembled in 1955, The uniform was a khaki shirt, trousers, Post 1350 cap and the VFW emblem on the left sleeve. The purpose was to be a casket Guard and rifle squad for a final tribute to our departed Comrades. Then under the leadership of Robert Beringer the Honor Guard members became a Drill Team and entered in their first Mn.State Department VFW competition. They began practicing on the North St.Paul High School football field several days and hours each week. Their baptism as a Drill Team came in June of 1956 in Duluth MN. Where they took 3rd place in the competition. In 1958 they took 2nd place. In 1960, with new blue Jackets,red trousers, round hats with a blue top and a red wide band they became known as the 'Cavaliers'. With these new uniforms and a new found excitement they entered into the National VFW Drill Team Competition in Detroit Michigan. They took 9th place nationally. In 1961 they took 1st place in Ely, 1962 2nd place in Austin, 1963 1st place in Bemidji, 1964 1st place in St.Cloud, 1965 1st place in Grand Rapids, 1966 1st place in Mankato. In 1967 they made their last competition in Moorhead MN. Three other teams were entered but did not make an appearance.

Today the Honor Guard of Post 1350

makes several appearances during the year to schools, parades, cemeteries and continues to

 Honor our Comrades with standing casket guard and paying our last respects to the deceased members of Arthur O. Haukland VFW Post 1350.

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Arthur O. Haukland Memorial
Lakeview Cemetery Hwy 120 & Co. Rd E
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If you have an interest

in joining the Honor Guard,

Please contact

Bill Jessen


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