Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard


The Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard (AVHG) honors United States military veterans, their families, and the United States of America.

AVHG was established in 2014 to address the need of providing every honorably discharged veteran in Acadiana (Southwest Louisiana) with military funeral honors. The group provides military funerals, flag ceremonies, flag folding, 21 gun salute, taps, casket watch, memorials and dedications. Flag presentations for veteran events are also provided.

All AVHG services are free to veterans and their families.


The AV Honor Guard is interested in having honorably discharged military veterans apply to be part of their team.

Donate to AVHG

The organization states they do not receive any funding from Federal, State or local governments. They rely completely on the generosity of those who share the promise that every Southwest Louisiana veteran shall be buried with dignity and honor.  

They are an not for profit organization and are a tax exempt 501C-19 organization and such donations are tax deductible.

How to Schedule Military Funeral Honors or an Event

To schedule a military funeral honor or an event, call (337) 873-1526 or email

Although their target area of service is forty-five mile radius of Lafayette, Louisiana, if a need arises contact the organization through the contact information above.

For more information or to donate to AVHG, visit Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard.

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