GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — U.S. veterans serve and sacrifice for our country, which is why one organization is dedicated to making sure they’re given proper final honors.
Honor Guard veteran volunteers attend military funerals to pay tribute to their late comrades.
Unfortunately, military funerals are not funded by the military, and Honor Guard groups lack the appropriate funding to give a farewell veterans deserve. The average age of an Honor Guard volunteer is 75 years old, and many of these volunteers pay out of pocket for their uniforms and gear. An average Honor Guard member spends $800 on their uniform.
That’s where Operation Honor Guard comes in, collecting donations to help provide proper outfits for Honor Guard volunteers.
Support local honor guards and Operation Honor Guard by donating at any Huntington Bank location or on Oct. 11 during Day of Giving at these locations:
Graceland Memorial Park & Mausoleum
4341 Cascade Rd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Restlawn Memorial Gardens
994 Paw Paw Drive
Holland, MI 49423
Huntington Bank is proud to support our veterans by partnering with Operation Honor Guard.