The State Funeral for War Veterans Board presents the 2022 Caisson

award to Abe Abrahamson, the Woody Williams Award to Brett Reistad

and the National George Patton Award to Congressman Jake Ellzey of Texas.

The 2022 awards went to  Abe Abrahamson, Congressman Jake Ellzey

and he former National Commander of the America Legion, Brett Reistad.

Senator Joe Manchin receives a gift of sand from Iwo Jima and Omaha Beach

from Bill McNutt, Co Founder, State Funeral for World War II Veterans

May 2022


March 2022

Rabel McNutt at the funeral of her Godfather, Walter Ehlers, Medal of Honor

recipient from Normandy France, June 8, 1944.   Rabel conceived the idea

of having a State Funeral for the last MOH holder from World War II as she prepared to attend her Godfather's funeral. 

  November 2017

Iwo Jima MOH recipient Hershel "Woody"  Williams warmly greets Rabel McNutt the Texas public
school girl who originated the idea of holding a State Funeral in Washington DC
for the last Medal of Honor holder from World War II.

January 30, 2020

November 18, 2019

We greatly appreciate Trophies Unlimited in Corsicana, Texas for creating and helping donate this magnificent trophy.

November 1, 2019

U.S. Navy Veteran Calvin Reed welcomes the hero of Iwo Jima, Woody Williams to Tampa Florida in October of 2019. Mr. Calvin Reed is the father of our Florida State Chairman, Chris Reed.

October 28, 2019

Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Corps Cpl. Hershel “Woody” Williams gives the keynote speech during the Medal of Honor Gold Star Families Veterans commemoration at Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy in Tampa on Monday.

July 4, 2019

Independence Day

243 years ago today, the United States declared our Independence from the dominate world power of the day, Great Britain.  It is interesting to note that the most prosperous people in the world in 1776 did not live in Europe.  They lived in 13 American colonies.  This picture of a soldiers grave from France in 1944 is a reminder that Freedom is not free. 

June 20, 2019

SCOTUS Landmark Decision

We are blessed to have the 2018-2019 National Commander of the American Legion, Brett Reistad on our National Board at State Funeral for World War II Veterans.   On June 20, 2019, under Brett's leadership, the American Legion won a landmark 7-2 decision at the Supreme Court. It said that the 40 foot memorial cross the American Legion erected 94 years ago can remain on public land in Prince George's County, Maryland.   Tip of the Garrison cap to Mr. Reistad! 

Brett Reistad

June 5, 2019

Remembering D-Day #3

George Cross jumped into Normandy June 5, 1944 as a member of the 82nd Airborne. Mr. Cross remembered they normally jumped at 90 miles an hour. Because of ground fire they had to jump at 140 miles an hour and his straps left deep bruises in his shoulders.

June 5, 2019

Remembering D-Day #2

State Funeral for World War ll Veterans cap at Southwick House where General Eisenhower made the "G0" decision for the June 6, 1944 invasion.

June 3, 2019

Remembering D-Day #1

Mr. Bill Eason, left son of World War II British Combat Veteran, meets with a member of the 82nd Airborne "All Americans" George Cross in London on June 2, 2019.  Mr. Cross parachuted into Normandy 75 years ago this week, the night before the invasion. 

He reported: "I was tired of training and wanted to get into the war! Once we landed, we did the job America trained us to do."

May 17, 2019

Fiske Hanley speaks to school students in Corsicana Texas

State Funeral For World War II Veterans National Board Member Fiske Hanley speaks to school students in Corsicana Texas. Mr. Hanley was shot down on his seventh combat mission over Japan in 1945.

April 11, 2019

SMU Students Host Reception for MOH Recipient Fiske Hanley

On April 11, 2019 Southern Methodist University students hosted a reception in Dallas, Texas for our State Funeral for World War II Veterans National Board Member and World War II Combat Veteran Fiske Hanley. Fiske was shot down on his 7th combat mission over Japan in March of 1945. Of the ten men aboard his B29, only two got out alive. Captured by the Japanese, he said: "My life was saved by the atomic weapons. The Japanese had orders to execute every American, British, Chinese and Korean prisoner the minute American Troops invaded their home islands. Thank goodness for the A-bomb!"

Tip of the cap to SMU for supporting our effort to convince the President to designate a State Funeral for the final Medal of Honor recipient from the Second World War to honor all 16 million veterans like Mr. Hanley who wore the uniform of our Armed Forces from 1941 - 1945.

November 26, 2018

Photos and Events Veterans Day 2018

Co-Founder of State Funeral for World War II Veterans, Rabel McNutt and National Board Member, Medal of Honor recipient Col. "Doc" Ballard review the honor guard in Kansas City prior to the Chiefs vs Cardinals game on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018

Medal of Honor Recipient Don Ballard and State Funeral for World War II Veterans Co Founder Rabel McNutt give a salute prior to the Cardinals Chiefs game on Veterans Day 2018.

State Funeral National Board member Col Don "Doc" Ballard beats the Kansas City Chiefs War Drum just prior to kickoff vs the Arizona Cardinals. The Chiefs won the game 26-14. Our thanks to the Lamar Hunt family for their support of State Funeral for World War II Veterans.

"State Funeral for World War II Veterans" is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID:  82-1730871.

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