We are not funded through the military or veterans affairs. We rely solely on private donations. One hundred per cent of all donations received are used solely for the Camp Nelson Honor Guard’s mission, to bring honor and dignity to each veteran laid to rest on the quiet hillside of the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, in church yards, and in local cemeteries in and around Central Kentucky.
Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July, Veterans Day, Wreaths Across America, and many more events – the personnel of the Camp Nelson Honor Guard are there throughout the years, to lay wreaths on graves, and to provide comfort and conversation to family, friends and other visitors at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery/National Shrine. As comrades in arms, the Honor Guard considers it a privilege to serve.
Using donated horses, and based upon our unique Kentucky Civil War heritage at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery/National Shrine, the Camp Nelson Honor Guard brings honor and dignity to our military and veterans by performing enhanced military funeral rites.