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2340 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA

American Legion Post 805




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Marple Newtown Combined Veterans Alliance
2340 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA  19008 
           Over twenty-five years ago, veterans of Marple Newtown saw a need for an Honor Guard to honor deceased veterans in order to ensure a proper military burial.  Three local veterans groups joined forces and became known as the “Marple Newtown Combined Veterans Alliance.”  This group is certified by the Department of Defense (DOD) to perform graveside ceremonies and they consist of the following organizations:
    • American Legion Post #805 in Broomall, PA
    • The General Smedley D. Butler Detachment #741 of the Marine Corps League in Newtown Square, PA
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7390 in Broomall, PA 
The ideal service requires ten veterans as follows:

Seven Riflemen and a Squad Leader

    • Four Color Guards 
    • Two Flag Folders 
    • One presents the Flag & Presidential Memorial Certificate Request Form 
    • One Bugler 
    • One to recite “In Flanders Fields” and place a poppy on the casket 
    • One to play “Amazing Grace” on a CD player

            After the mourners place their flowers, the Honor Guard performs Present Arms, Order Arms, and then they are dismissed.  This service is voluntary and the Alliance has provided Honor Guard services for as many as 300 veterans in a year.


John McComb, 1st Vice Officer
American Legion Post 805
2340 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

Note:  There is no charge to the Veterans Family for the services performed.  All Honor Guard members are volunteers, but donations to the Posts are accepted.  This money is used to purchase fuel for the vehicles, uniforms for Honor Guard members, up keep of   the rifles, and other Honor Guard items as they occur.  Click on the Next Page below for "In Flanders Fields" Video Tribute.  Click on underlined text above or below to print or download a copy of the "Presidential Memorial Certificate Request Form."  You can also visit Honor Guard page 3 to view the same.


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