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Project FAITH is a committee driven program that is in the process of being developed within the Detachment. F.A.I.T.H. is an acronym that, in this case, stands for Funding Assistance In Trying Hours. This program is currently being ran in other parts of the State by other Marine Corps League detachments with great success. Project F.A.I.T.H. is a program that is able to provide Veterans and their families (spouse or children) with immediate family, life, or living assistance, either financially or in-kind, in a time of need in the shortest time possible. This program allows Veterans (of all services) to reach out to the Detachment in times of need and if approved, the Detachment would be able to help out based off of available funds provided by donors throughout the County or by businesses that would be willing to partner with the Detachment to provide in-kind donations (i.e. a plumber that provides donated plumbing services to a Veteran instead of donating funds directly to Project F.A.I.T.H.). For more information on this program of the Ellis County Detachment 1452, please visit the Project F.A.I.T.H. program web page.
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The Detachments Ceremonial Guard unit consists of a Color Guard and an Honor Guard. Both of these details represent both the Detachment and the League in the community. Our Color Guard typically performs in community parades, throughout the County, but is also available for any situation where the Colors are to be presented. If anyone would like to request Color Guard support we would be glad to support, if available. Please email the detachment at email@example.com and we will respond in a timely manner.
The Honor Guard is a bit more complex as there are several aspects that go into the various functions of this detail. Primarily, the Honor Guard conducts Military Funeral Honors, in accordance with the Department of Defense directives, to honor the service and sacrifice of the Veteran at the time of their burial. Military Funeral Honors consists of the Firing Party of anywhere from three to seven riflemen firing a 3-round volley during the graveside or memorial service. The 3-round volley is what most people misconstrue as a 21-gun salute. 21-gun salutes are conducted typically on ships as 3-round volley's honor Veterans during their graveside or memorial service. Military Funeral Honors must be requested through the Funeral Home's Funeral Director at the time that arrangements are made. The Funeral Home will contact the detachment and we will do what we can to support, as long as personnel are available.