GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Not all communities are able to provide proper military funerals to honor the sacrifice of our nation’s dedicated military members; that’s where Operation Honor Guard comes in.
The nonprofit organization supports volunteers who stand guard and perform military rites at veteran’s funerals across West Michigan.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, Operation Honor Guard is holding a fundraising campaign to support Honor Guard members serving in West Michigan. It takes over $800 to fully outfit each honor guard member; they have a goal to raise $30,000.
From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., community members are encouraged to visit the following locations to donate:
Graceland Memorial Park & Mausoleum
4341 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Restlawn Memorial Gardens
994 Paw Paw Drive
Holland, MI 49423
If you would like to support local Honor Guard members and Operation Honor Guard but can’t make it to a donation site you can’t donate through the organization’s website.