More than Protecting Our Flag

For those in the color and honor guard at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, Post 701, participating in parades and raising flags is just a small part of what they do.

Participating in military funerals and working around the casket more than 200 times a year are additional duties that fall under the position.

But for many, the duties of the job are a tremendous honor.

"It isn't a job for us, it's a privilege to do this for our fallen comrades," said Gerald Gunn, captain for the VFW Post 701 honor guard.