Tonight at 6: NewsChannel 3 takes action for honor guards

Posted at 2:21 AM, Jun 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-02 18:36:09-04

It’s the most sacred of ceremonies—honoring a military member's service after they have passed.

But with Pentagon’s budget cuts, military honor guards can no longer afford to attend the funerals of every single veteran in America.

So what about those who have fought in countless wars throughout our history all to preserve the freedom and independence we celebrate on the 4th of July?

That's where the members of VFW Post 6060 from Elizabeth City step in.

Their 13 member honor guard travels all over North Carolina and Virginia.

But there is one problem…

We'll tell you why these honor guard members are so worried they might miss these important funerals and how NewsChannel 3 reaches out to help them with some "good news.”

We’ll have this story tonight at 6.