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Honor Guard members serve with precision and respect

Members of the New York Military Forces Honor Guard perform their duties at the funeral of National Guard 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert on June 11, 2010, in Sag Harbor. (Courtesy of Lt. Col. Paul Fanning)
Members of the New York Military Forces Honor Guard perform their duties at the funeral of National Guard 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert on June 11, 2010, in Sag Harbor. (Courtesy of Lt. Col. Paul Fanning)
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The New York Army National Guard's Honor Guard stood at attention, played taps and handed folded flags to the grieving at about 10,200 military funerals in 2012 — 500 fewer than in the year prior. Despite that drop, the number of funerals at which the Guard has performed military honors annually has been above 10,000 since 2007, and it's expected to stay that way, according to Eric Durr, a spokesman for the New York State ...


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