Groups raise money for funeral honor guards

Groups raise money for funeral honor guards

Sunset Funeral Homes and local American Legion posts have joined forces in a fundraising campaign to support honor guards in Vermilion and Champaign counties and Fountain County, Ind.

Made up of volunteers, honor guards perform the military rites at a funeral for a fallen service man or woman or veteran.

Through the program, called Operation Honor Guard, Sunset staff and the Darby family owners will collect donations at various locations on Fridays from Sept. 27 through Nov. 1 with the exception of Oct. 25.

The donations will be used to help honor guards purchase rifles, ammunition and uniforms to honor more local veterans.

People can contribute by visiting one of the locations on the specified date and making a donation.

— Sept. 27: 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the square in Covington, Ind.

— Oct. 4: 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the squares in Georgetown and Westville.

— Oct. 11: 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Casey's General Store in Oakwood.

— Oct. 18: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at County Market, 1819 Philo Road, U.

— Nov. 1: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walmart, 4101 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

For more information, go to http://www.operationhonorguard.us.

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