Editor’s note: The Daily Reporter will feature our “Neighbors” each month, whether it be someone with an interesting hobby or profession, or a nonprofit group making a difference in our community. In honor of Veterans Day, we feature the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard. Hancock County Veterans Service Officer Bob Workman shares about the organization. If you know a person or a group that you’d like to see featured in Neighbors, email email@example.com.
Name: Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard
Contact info: 2302 West Stone Ridge Trail, Greenfield, IN 46140. (317) 462-8767 or (317) 590-2581
Members of the board: Bob Workman, Don Carson and Butch Bodell
Daily Reporter: Share your group’s mission.
Bob Workman: Our mission is to serve the families and friends of deceased veterans by presenting military honors at their funerals or celebrations of life. We also provide color guards for various civic functions.
DR: What is your group’s biggest challenge?
BW: Staffing with volunteers, especially drivers. Our group accepts honorably discharged veterans from all eras and the drivers are not required to be vets.
DR: What are your primary events and fundraisers?
BW: We rely solely on donations
DR: How can someone step up to help?
BW: We are a C19 corporation and accept tax free donations and are always looking for veterans who wish to serve on the honor guard and individuals (can be non-veterans) who would drive vets to the hospital in Indianapolis.
DR: Anything else you’d like to share?
BW: We are involved in many veterans functions such the County Veterans Park, the Avenue of Flags, Veterans Day ceremonies at the schools and nursing homes, the 9/11 Hometown Heroes event, Riley Days, the flag retirement ceremony, Memorial Day programs and several others as requested. Some of our members are also members of The American Legion, The VFW, The 40 &8 and the Marine Corps League.