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From the President

Posted July 7, 2017 in Society Spotlight

by Gavin McILvenna (1997-98), SHGTUS President It been six months since I became the President, and it’s been even faster paced that I imagined it would be. I set many goals for 2017 back in January...

The Society has lost its champion, I have lost my best friend...

Posted July 7, 2017 in Society Spotlight

by Richard Azzaro (1963-65) "With heavy heart, I want to let you know that we lost a good soldier last night. He fought hard to the end.” With these words, a dutiful and loving son announced the...

And the winners are....

Posted June 30, 2017 in Society Spotlight

From the Education Committee: One of the many programs that the SHGTUS provides is educational scholarships to benefit Tomb Guards, their families, and individuals sponsored by Tomb Guards. The...

Training the Honor Guard

Posted April 13, 2016 in Society Spotlight

by Benjamin Bell, (2001-2004) In January, SHGTUS received a request to train the Tampa, Florida based Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) Honor Guard. Back in 2012, several of the officers...

2016 Education Scholarships

Posted January 25, 2016 in Society Spotlight

Ladies and gentlemen... Did you know that the Society currently offers three scholarships? Through the approval of the Board of Directors, the amount awarded is set at no less than $1000 per...

National Moment of Silence

Posted January 14, 2016 in Society Spotlight

By Gavin McIlvenna, Centennial Committee Chairman On November 11th, members of the SHGTUS Centennial Committee facilitated the inaugural National Moment of Silence (NMS) project in five states across...

SHGTUS Recommended Reading List

Posted January 8, 2016 in Society Spotlight

Through recent years, there have been several books written about Arlington National Cemetery. Some of them were “mandatory reading” during training at the Tomb in order to gain more knowledge about...

2015 Educational Scholarships

Posted July 6, 2015 in Society Spotlight

One of the many programs that the Society of the Honor Guard provides is SHGTUS Educational Scholarships to benefit Tomb Guards, their families, and individuals sponsored by Tomb Guards. The...

SHGTUS Reunion Highlights - Remarks from Patrick K. Hallinan, Executive Director, Army National Military Cemeteries

Posted January 7, 2015 in Society Spotlight

At our 2014 reunion banquet we were honored to have Patrick K. Hallinan as guest speaker. Mr. Hallinan served as Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery from October 2010 to July 2013. Here are...

SHGTUS Reunion Highlights - 'Arlington Sons' Performance

Posted October 19, 2014 in Society Spotlight

There were many highlights from this past reunion. Perhaps the most unique was the performance of the musical piece, Arlington Sons, by David and Richard Pittsinger. David is a renowned Broadway star...

Four SHGTUS Members recieve THE ORDER OF SAINT MAURICE

Posted October 16, 2014 in Society Spotlight

Last Saturday night at our 2014 banquet, four SHGTUS founding members received The Order of Saint Maurice on behalf of the National Infantry Association. The Order of Saint Maurice has five levels. A...

2014 Freedom Scholarship Recipient: James Wilson

Posted September 24, 2014 in Society Spotlight

Recently, we announced the recipients of the 2014 scholarships as selected by our scholarship committee. This year's Freedom Scholarship recipient is James Wilson, brother of Case Wilson (Tomb Guard...

Memorial Day is Every Day for One Verizon Volunteer (guest post)

Posted May 25, 2014 in Society Spotlight

This is a guest post (repost) from the Verizon News Center corporate blog, written by Peter Casale. The true meaning of Memorial Day goes much deeper than a three-day weekend. It’s a day of...

2013 SHGTUS Education Scholarship Recipients

Posted July 19, 2013 in Society Spotlight

On behalf of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS), I am proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 SHGTUS education scholarships. The scholarships are a core...

Annual SHGTUS Education Scholarships

Posted May 2, 2013 in Society Spotlight

It’s that time of year again. On behalf of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS), I’m proud to announce our annual education scholarships. The SHGTUS awards...

And the Winners are...

Posted September 19, 2012 in Society Spotlight

The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS), is proud to announce the 2012 education scholarship award winners. The recipients of the annual Neale Cosby Scholarship, Adam...

Education Scholarship Extension

Posted June 12, 2012 in Society Spotlight

In relation to the launch of the Society’s new website, the Board of Directors has extended the deadline for the education scholarships to July 31, 2012 [1]. As part of its awareness and assistance...

Welcome

Posted May 13, 2012 in Society Spotlight

Thank you for visiting the online home of the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We hope you enjoy the site and learn more about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Tomb), and more...


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The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) is able to provide our programs, events, assistance, scholarships, and services due to the generosity of its members, organizations, and individuals. SHGTUS does not receive institutional funding. Note: The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contributions may be fully tax deductible.