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There are various traditions in the military to honor and remember service members who’ve died. Monuments like the Vietnam War Memorial, which lists 58,000 names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and the Arlington National Cemetery, home to 400,000 deceased service members, are testaments to those who have served their country.

Paying respect to fallen comrades is a common tradition in militaries across the globe. But the United States Marine Corps has a unique way of honoring their veterans. The honor guard is a team of volunteer Marines who provide a military funeral service for fallen Marines.

The Headquarters and Support Battalion Honor Guard team stands down after three months of providing Honor Guard services to Marine veterans here, Aug. 21.
140821-M-MM729-999.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski

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Aug 27, 2014
Camp Pendleton, California - There are various traditions in the military to honor and remember service members who’ve died. Monuments like the Vietnam War Memorial, which lists 58,000 names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and the Arlington National Cemetery, home to 400,000 deceased service members, are testaments to those who have served their country. Paying respect to fallen comrades is a common tradition in militaries across the globe. But the United States Marine Corps has a unique way of honoring their veterans. The honor guard is a team of volunteer Marines who provide a military funeral service for fallen Marines. The Headquarters and Support Battalion Honor Guard team stands down after three months of providing Honor Guard services to Marine veterans here, Aug. 21.


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