There was a great turnout to support the honor guards.
TOP PHOTO: Honor Guards gather for a 21- gun salute Saturday morning at Jack’s at Caryville part of the day’s fundraiser.
By Clayton Carroll
CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A pancake breakfast was held at Jack’s in Caryville Saturday to recognize all veterans, including the Jellico and Campbell County Honor Guards.
The Honor Guards serve by being there when a veteran dies to perform a military funeral and burial. The breakfast, which took place on Armed Forces Day, began with the Jellico and Campbell County Honor Guards performing a traditional funeral service, consisting of a 21-gun salute, the performing of taps, and the presenting of arms.
“There was a great turnout at the breakfast, and it was a fantastic way to honor everyone who has served in the military, including our local Honor Guards,” said the staff at Jack’s .
Capt. Army Reserve Nurse for the Jellico Honor Guard Vivian Loudy wanted to “truly say thank you” to every service member who was at the breakfast, as well as everyone who came to support the Honor Guard.
One veteran attending the breakfast extended a special thank you to the Honor Guard, “because, without them, I’m not sure veterans would be honored.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/22/2023-6AM)