The state now has an official Alabama Honor Guard Ribbon for members of the National Guard who perform military services during funerals for fallen veterans. Governor Robert Bentley signed the executive order this afternoon. He also presented Honor Guard members with those ribbons at the State Capitol in Montgomery. Bentley says the ribbons will also be awarded to past Honor Guard members who meet requirements for the recognition. The Honor Guard ceremonies usually include the folding and presentation of an American flag to the veterans' next of kin and the playing of taps.