HPD Honor Guard learns from Arlington’s ‘Old Guard’

HPD’s Honor Guard recently traveled to Fort Myer, Virginia and trained with the US Army’s 3rd Infantry – known as “the Old Guard” – at Arlington National Cemetery.

Honor Guard member and HPD Capt. Greg Fremin stated, “It was a rarity and a great honor for our Honor Guard to be allowed to do this and through the perseverance of Sgts. Jim Armstrong and Larry Jaskolka, the training was made possible.

“This trip allowed our guard unit to train and observe the most prestigious ceremonial military unit in the world, and affords our Honor Guard the ability to remain as one of the most premier police honor guard units in the nation by maintaining the highest levels of training with ceremonial honor and protocol.”

The training took place on Nov. 20. During this time, guard members were allowed to view a full military honors burial at Arlington and also visit the graves of USMC 1st Lt. Travis Manion and US Navy (SEAL) Brendan Looney, in whose memory the 911 Heroes Run andTravis Manion Foundation were created.