Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Burchett named honorary member to Vol. State Veterans Honor Guard

The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard today recognized Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett as an honorary member of the organization. 

A small group of members presented him with a plaque and patch in his office.

According to their website, “The Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard was assembled to offer our last tribute of respect and affection to our departed comrades by providing military funeral honors to all East Tennessee county veterans who are honorably discharged, without regard to rank, sex, color, creed, or national origin.”

The honorary membership the mayor received is for members of the community who don’t qualify to join the group, but are outstanding supporters and advocates for veterans, officials said.

(Photo by Michael Grider. From left, Joyce LeTellier, Herb Kraehmer, Bob LeTellier, Tim Burchett, Dave Caldwell and Carl McCarter.)

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