The Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit provides military honors at funeral services for active or retired members of the Indiana National Guard. The CU also supports other public and military events, including ceremonies, parades, sporting events and flag raising, and will provide anthem singers to events upon request.
Established in 1974, the MDI Ceremonial Unit was the first such unit of its kind in any state. Current and prior members of the Indiana National Guard who are in good standing may volunteer to serve in the CU to represent the Guard at funeral services and public events near their current unit or station. CU members train to work in one of eight teams, including the color guard, music section, caisson platoon, firing party and more.
Ceremonial Unit Teams
Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit members select three teams of interest and train in those areas. Each team requires a different level of training, but members typically participate in two collective training events per year.