Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery to Hold Honor Guard Tryouts March 27
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance (WVDVA) today announced the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery will hold Honor Guard Tryouts on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 10 am.
Members of the Honor Guard will be responsible for providing funeral honors for fallen military veterans whose services are held at the new cemetery. Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery Honor Guard volunteers must be honorably discharged veterans, reservists or guardsmen residing in Kanawha County or the adjacent counties of Roane, Clay, Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Boone, Lincoln, Putnam or Jackson.
Honor Guard duties will commence immediately after the cemetery’s official opening, projected to take place in early summer.
Individuals planning to participate should have with them on the day of tryouts a copy of their DD-214 or Certificate of Honorable Discharge. Also note that if there is inclement weather on the scheduled date of March 27, tryouts will be moved to Friday, March 30.
For additional information please contact Rick Given at 304-965-3541 or Larissa Wines at 304-746-0026.
Honor Guard Tryouts for the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 (Rain date: Friday, March 30, 2012)
Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
130 Academy Drive
Dunbar, WV 25064
(Behind the West Virginia State Police Academy)
Larissa Wines, 304-746-0026