Volunteer State War Era Veterans Honor Guard

Knoxville, Tennessee

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American Hero Dying For Freedom

Isn't The Worst That Can Happen

Being Forgotten is! ...

"A Nation Reveals Itself Not Only By

The Men It Produces, But Also By The

Men It Honors. "

John F. Kennedy, President

 

Donations

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 donating money to 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 internment sites, upkeep on the Honor Guard vans, maintaining weapons, uniforms 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.

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Donation display located at the S&S Cafeteria on Kingston Pike

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

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Operation Honor Guard | WATE 6 On Your Side

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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.

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1st Annual WATE 6 On Your Sideís Operation Honor Guard

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 following list of Honor Guards will be receiving the donations:

Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard

$20,000.00

East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard

$20,000.00

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2nd Annual WATE 6 On Your Sideís Operation Honor Guard

Participate in our Day of Giving on October 10, 2018 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 following list of Honor Guards will be receiving the donations:

Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard

$12,500.00

East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard

$12,500.00

Tri County Veterans Honor Guard

$10, 500.00

Pigeon Forge Veterans Honor Guard

$5,500.00

Louden County Veterans Honor Guard

$3,394.00

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3rd Annual Operation Honor Guard

The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard, East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard,

Tri County Veterans Honor Guard, Pigeon Forge Veterans Honor Guard,

Louden County Veterans Honor Guard

would like to thank the following sponsors and the people of  Knoxville, Tennessee

and the surrounding area for supporting us.

WATE 6 On Your Sideís Operation Honor Guard Sponsors

Rose Mortuary

Carson-Newman

East Tennessee Chevrolet Dealers

Centra Painters

Local 384 Knoxville, Tennessee

Pilot Flying J

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4th Annual WATE 6 On Your Sideís Operation Honor Guard

WATE 6 On Your Side is partnering with Operation Honor Guard for the annual donation drive.

This year it will take place over 2 days with options to donate via phone bank or online. This annual fundraiser

is the primary source of income for Operation Honor Guard and the local Honor Guard units the funds support.

The event is set for Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10. Donations can also be made online at

WATE.com, and via phone on both dates from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Honor Guard units will not be accepting donations in person

this year. Money collected during the Operation Honor Guard Day of Giving will support local Honor Guard units:

Volunteer State Veterans Honor GuardEast Tennessee Veterans Honor GuardVeterans Military Honor Guard of Pigeon Forge

Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard,  Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard and American Legion Post 104 Honor Guard.

It is the goal of the Honor Guard to offer a last tribute of respect to their departed comrades by rendering military funeral honors.

 Honors are provided to any honorably discharged veterans without any regard to sex, race, color, creed, national origin, or military rank. 

There is no  cost for this service to the family and the individuals representing the Honor Guards are all volunteers.

The six East Tennessee Honor Guards the event supports serve at more than 550 military funerals per year.  According to

Operation Honor Guard, it costs about  $125 to dispatch and serve at a funeral. This cost doesnít account for the cost of

uniforms, which can run as much as $800 for each member. That means Operation Honor Guard

 will need more than $68,000 to support these units for one year.

 

The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard, East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard,

Tri County Veterans Honor Guard, Pigeon Forge Veterans Honor Guard,

Louden County Veterans Honor Guard, Tri County Veterans Honor Guard

and American Legion Post 104 Honor Guard.

would like to thank the following sponsors and the people of  Knoxville, Tennessee

and the surrounding area for supporting us.

WATE 6 On Your Sideís Operation Honor Guard Sponsors

 

WATE would like to express deep gratitude to these

partners for helping to make this effort possible.

 

 CertaPro Painters

Pilot Flying J,

Maryville College

Tennessee Valley Oral Surgery

Rose Mortuary

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Oak Ridge Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge Donation

DONNA FORSTROM.   12-14-17


Feeling thankful for the combined efforts of our Fraternal organizations in helping our Veterans.

Tonight, the Oak Ridge Elks Lodge along with the Moose Lodge donated $1,012.00 to the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard.

Thank you Kenny Crone, Marilyn Cook-Wynn, Jimmie Fox and Bob LeTellier.

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Thank you to each and every one of you that helped in these fundraising efforts.

 

Thanks to Major Mike Inman, Sergeant Major Bob LeTellier and Sergeant First Class Dan Morris

for receiving this donation for the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard.

Thanks to the Oak Ridge Elks and Moose Fraternal Organizations for taking time to honor our Volunteer

State Veterans Honor Guard.

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Food City 100th Anniversary Charity Challenge

 

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Send Donations to:

Volunteer State

War Era Veterans

 Honor Guard

P.O. Box 22122

Knoxville, Tennessee 37933

 

 Phone: (865) 659-4811

www.milhonors.com

    

 

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