The Davidson County Public Safety Honor Guard
You may have seen us at funerals, parades or special events around Davidson County, but wondered who we are. In January 1994, an idea was brought forth to what was then known as the Davidson County Fireman’s Association (now known as the Davidson County Public Safety Association) to form an Honor Guard to pay tribute to emergency responders, both past and present, when they passed away. After accepting applications from members of the different fire departments throughout Davidson County, the committee that was appointed by the Association selected 18 members and one instructor. In June 1994, their training began. On November 9, 1994 at Central Davidson High School, the Honor Guard made their first public presentation. Since that humble beginning, the Honor Guard has had the honor to pay respects at 125 funerals, participate in 87 parades — including the North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Parade in 1997 — assist in three weddings, and to participate in over 70 special events such as fire department ground breakings, building dedications, flag raisings and posting colors at various sporting events. One special event for the Honor Guard occurred in August of 1999, when several members of the Honor Guard took a trip to Washington, D.C. and were able to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Davidson County Public Safety Honor Guard continues today with 21 members “Honoring those who have faithfully served their community” in public safety. We are able to continue to serve through funds collected from Davidson County Public Safety agencies, personal donations and fundraisers. Please join the Honor Guard for our next fundraiser on October 3, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at Welcome Fire Department where we will have an all you can eat spaghetti supper. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink for $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under (cash only). While there, you can view our power point presentation, see photos of the Honor Guard over the past 21 years and visit the Honor Guard trailer which holds all of the equipment that we use at different events. If you would like to find out more about the Davidson County Public Safety Honor Guard, please visit our Facebook page at Davidson County Public Safety Honor Guard or email us at DCPSHG@gmail.com.