Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard
We are in need of your support. As a completely non-profit organization, the Honor Guard must seek support outside of itself if we are to continue this vital service to our Veterans.
By becoming a sponsor of the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard you can be assured that your monetary contribution will be used in the spirit it is given. Gasoline for transportation
to and from the burial sites, upkeep on the vans, squad detail equipment and office expenses, are all examples of where your dollar will go. The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard
operates from public support and private donations. We are chartered under the jurisdiction and laws of the State of Tennessee. Chartered August 7, 1987. We are State and Federal
Tax Exempt. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Your contribution is Tax Deductible.
Donation display located at the S&S Cafeteria on Kingston Pike
They served. They still serve today.
When our military puts on their uniform, they commit to a life of service, dedication and sacrifice, all in defense of something bigger than themselves.
As citizens of the nation they so nobly defend, it is our privilege and responsibility to stand behind them, ready and willing to provide them any support
necessary. This doesnít end when these soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines take their last breath. Nearly every day of the year, you can find a group of volunteers
standing guard and performing military rites at veteranís funerals in East Tennessee. This group of volunteers is known as the Honor Guard.
The Honor Guard serves our nationís veteranís on any day, at any time, in any weather condition without any compensation. The American Legion Posts
that support these Honor Guards have a number of costs associated with their service including the cost of flags, uniforms, transportation, guns and ammunition.
On average, there are seven to eight Honor Guard members at each military funeral. It takes over $800 to completely outfit each honor guard member.
Help WATE 6 On Your Side fund honor guards throughout Eastern Tennessee. Participate in our Day of Giving on October 11, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
to help. During the Day of Giving, WATE 6 On Your Side will partner with businesses and the community to raise donations to provide the necessary
means to allow for all of our veteranís and their families to receive the honor of the send off they so greatly deserve.
The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard and East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard
would like to thank the following sponsors and the people of the Knoxville, Tennessee
and the surrounding area for supporting us.
WATE 6 On Your Sideís Operation Honor Guard Sponsors
East Tennessee Chevrolet Dealers
Local 384 Knoxville, Tennessee
Pilot Flying J
Send Donations to:
War Era Veterans
P.O. Box 22122
Knoxville, Tennessee 37933
Phone: (865) 659-4811
Fax: (888) 959-2611
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT