Volunteer State War Era Veterans Honor Guard


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



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Honor Guard Sponsorship/Supporters


  The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard Needs

Your Sponsorship and Support



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.



The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard Would Like To

Thank The Following Organizations For Their Sponsorship




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 defens 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

Rose Mortuary


East Tennessee Chevrolet Dealers

Centra Painters

Local 384 Knoxville, Tennessee

Pilot Flying J









MS Technology, Inc.

... to serve our clients with unmatched industry expertise, efficiency, and care

137 Union Valley Road

Oak Ridge, TN 37830-8097






Mr. Willis performs maintenance and replaces worn parts for the

Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard M1 weapons.


Please Refer to the Honor Guard Members Button

for John Willis Bio


Part of the proceeds go to support local veterans


Please Refer to the Honor Guard Members Button

for Brad Heun Bio





Smokey Mountain Lodge #31

Law Enforcement, Fraternal Order of Police,

Sevierville, TN





S & S Cafeteria

4808 Kingston Pike

 Knoxville, TN 37919

                                                                                                              Broadway Chapel                                        Mann Heritage Chapel 


                                                                                                       1421 N. Broadway                                         6200 Kingston Pike 
                                                                                                     Knoxville, TN 37917                                      Knoxville, TN 37919
                                                                                                    Phone: 865-523-2121                                      Phone: 865-588-8578 



The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard Would Like To

Thank The Following Organizations For Their Support


278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, TNARNG



Tennessee State Guard

Alvin C York, 3rd Regiment HHC

Knoxville, Tennessee



If you need information or desire a military funeral honors for a loved one that has passed away or just wish

to make a contribution, write or call our Honor Guard Coordinator at the address and telephone numbers listed below.


Volunteer State

War Era Veterans

 Honor Guard

P.O. Box 22122

Knoxville, Tennessee 37933


Phone: (865) 659-4811

Fax: (1)(888) 959-2611



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