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Camp Nelson Honor Guard is one of only three caisson honor guards in the United States. The other two, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, receive funding directly from the military.

Camp Nelson Honor Guard is the only all volunteer equine platoon in the country. We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit and your tax deductible gift will go directly to support the Guard’s ability to continue to provide on behalf of any veteran to be interred at Camp Nelson National Cemetery the full military honors earned by these heroic men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Donations to the Camp Nelson Honor Guard are first applied to the continued care, upkeep, training, feeding, stabling and veterinary needs of the horses of the Guard. We are continuing our efforts to expand and improve our current barn and pasture area. And, those of you who have equipment, tack, blankets, halters or perhaps even a trailer you would consider donating please contact us.  Our horse trailer has seen better days and we would be more than willing to come to your location to acquire a better, safer means of transportation for our beautiful horses.


Donations will also be used to maintain the 1880’s house that overlooks Camp Nelson National Cemetery and serves as the Guard’s headquarters. The building isn’t just office space for the honor guard. It also houses a library of military literature, serves as an Internet-connected location where families can connect via Skype to military members serving around the world, and acts as a help center for veterans with questions about benefits.

Question about donating to the Camp Nelson Honor Guard or want to send a donation by mail? 

Please go to our Contact page. Also, see our Donation Privacy Policy below:

Your charitable donation is the Camp Nelson Honor Guard’s most valuable resource.  The Guard maintains the highest level of respect for the privacy of all our donors.  In furtherance of our commitment we have adopted a Donor Privacy Policy regarding the personal information of our donors. This policy will continue to be updated from time to time.
What information we collect.
We collect and use various personal information from donors that includes: amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments and email address. The tax laws in the United States and the State of Kentucky require us to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file.
How we use that information.
We absolutely will not ever publish, sell, trade, rent or share your name, email or mail address or telephone number(unless we obtain a release in writing from you.  We will use and by donating you grant us permission to use contact information (email, telephone number and address) of donors for these four (4) purposes only:
Distribute receipts for donations
Thank you for your donation
Inform you about our upcoming fundraising and other projects
Internal analysis and record keeping
Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
Contact you about changes to this policy
In the future we want to give donors the option to have their name publicly posted on ourFriends of the Guard page on our website. Once that page has been established on the site we will contact past donors to obtain permission to use your name on our site. Future donor will have the option of granting permission for their name to appear on our site at the time of donation. Of course any donor can chose to remain anonymous when donating to the Guard.
Financial information
All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to only the staff member of the Guard who processes the data. No financial data is given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data pursuant to State or Federal law. The Camp Nelson Honor Guard uses the services of PayPal. We do not store or have access to your credit card information, bank account numbers or other account information you provide to PayPal when making your donation. We have chosen to use PayPal services due to their world class security and strong reputations. Checks, money orders and similar methods of payment sent to us by mail are handled by the same trusted Honor Guard staff.
We believe and protect our donor’s rights as follows:
To be informed of the mission of the Camp Nelson Honor Guard and the way our organization intends to use donated resources.
To be assured that your gifts will always be used for the purposes stated on our website and/or promotional materials.
To receive appropriate acknowledgment and all 501(c)3 information needed to claim a charitable donation on personal tax returns.
To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
*Our donation policy draws from those guidelines established by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC) and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).