VFW Post 3979 is very proud of the tradition and history of its Color Guard. The Cloquet Combined Honor Guard is a joint brotherhood of the Cloquet Veterans of Foreign Wars – Hebert-Kennedy Post 3979, the Cloquet American Legion – Carl Anderson Post 262 and Carlton County Disabled American Veterans – Chapter 18 members who endure heat, rain, and cold weather to proudly present the colors of the United States of America, the VFW flag, POW/MIA flag, and the service flags in a myriad of ways.

For representation of the VFW Color Guard, please contact the Post at 218-210-7793

Veteran Funerals

When called upon, the VFW Color Guard attends veterans’ funerals. They provide a full range of funeral services as prescribed by VFW Ritual. They fire salutes, fold and present the US flag to bereaved relatives, and they perform taps. They do this for any veteran whether or not they are a VFW member. If your loved one has passed away and you would like to have the color guard present at the funeral, please contact the post immediately to arrange representation.


The VFW Color Guard marches in community parades every chance it gets. The Cloquet Independence Day celebrations and Cloquet’s “Home For the Holidays” parades are the 2 main events each year. The Color Guard doesn’t refuse too many chances to get out and do what they enjoy doing, parading with the Colors.

Community Activities

The VFW Color Guard presents the Colors at various local Memorials, High Schools and community events when requested. If you have an event coming up and would like the Color Guard to present the Colors, please contact the post to arrange representation.