Each year, the Marine Corps Forces Reserve headquarters in New Orleans sends a detachment to participate in the ceremony at Gen. Robert Barrow’s grave in St. Francisville. This year’s ceremony included a six-piece band playing military-inspired music along with the presentation of colors, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps. Several of Barrow’s relatives along with members of the West Feliciana Parish community participated in the solemn event. Barrow served in the Marine Corps for 41 years. He earned numerous awards and decorations, and he retired as a four-star general. Barrow died in 2008 and was honored with full military honors.
He was the first commandant of the Marine Corps not buried in Arlington National Cemetery.