Known in Great Britain as Guard of Honor, an Honor Guard is a person or group that is the guard at a formal or ceremonial event such as a military funeral or parade. Since taking charge as Commander of Berwick’s Charles S. Hatch Post #79, Dennis Ouellette has made it his mission to establish a formal post Honor Guard.

The head of the new Post #79 Honor Guard is Forrest Davis, a U.S. Army veteran well skilled in   the Army’s time-honored tradition of drill and ceremony. Forrest has been interested in participating in an Honor Guard for some time now. When the call went out for volunteers, he was hoping that at least seven post members would joint the fledgling group, but eight signed up right from the start. To quote Forrest: “Post #79’s new Honor Guard Unit is very important, and will honor our past military history through all conflicts, the men and women lost on both foreign soil and at home, and will be there to perform other functions the Post requires such as parades and special details”.

After lots of research and legwork, Forrest identified a California-based competitively priced high-quality uniform source called Uniform Warehouse, a manufacturer and reseller of uniforms and accessories for security officers and law enforcement. Patches and embroidery for the new Honor Guard ensembles, a white shirt and blue jacket, was done locally by Berwick’s own Deb and Duke’s Monogrammers, LLC, who specialize in high quality embroidered and screen- printed items. With unanimous consent, post members elected to fund this special purchase for their new Honor Guard.

Leading by example, Post #79 Commander Dennis Ouellette and 2nd Vice Commander Paul Amatucci serve as Honor Guard members, with Anthony Cincotta Jr., John Elwell, Daniel Flint, Michael Post, Stanley Sheldon and the newest member, Roger Cullen rounding out the current roster.

The Charles S. Hatch Post #79 Honor Guard has had the privilege of conducting 13 funeral ceremonies since May of this year, and also participated in the Post's Memorial Day observance.  To request support for a funeral or special event, contact the team captain, Forrest Davis at 207-217-5169 or via e-mail at