Operation Honor Guard 2018

Honor Guard 2018

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Operation Honor Guard is almost here and your help is needed to raise $170,000 Thursday. All the money raised with help Honor Guards continue to honor veterans.

The commander of the Champaign VFW, Edwin Cook, was an Army medic for eight years and served in Desert Storm.

Even though his VFW recently got money from Operation Honor Guard, he still comes to the WCIA-3 News back parking lot every year. He wants others to have the same opportunities his Honor Guard has had.

He’s proof not all the money which goes to VFWs goes to uniforms. They’ve had their van since 1992. It didn’t have air conditioning and got hot when the veterans wore uniforms while riding in it.

Cook promises to be here Thursday doing something special for the Honor Guard.  

WCIA Backlot
509 Neil Street

Hall of Fame Plaques and Signs (next to Verizon)
3550 North Vermilion Street
Napleton’s Auto Park of Urbana
1111 Napleton Way
Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel
414 South State Street
Morton Park
1215 Division Street
Consolidated Communications
121 South 17th Street
Sav-Mor Pharmacy
104 East Southline Rd.
Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home
4020 North Water Street
Big R Store
1200 East Walnut Street
Airsman-Hires Funeral Home
1405 Lincoln Avenue
If you didn’t make it to those locations, you can give online. Click here to help. Donations will be accepted until noon Friday.

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