They put their life up for this country," said Ashe County Honor Guard Commander Tim Winters.
"We are true volunteers and we are not out for a thank you."
According to the Ashe Honor Guard's website, the local chapter was formed in 2007, after some volunteer members passed away and there was no one ready to do the job at hand.
"One of the first funerals we did, someone saw the flag and said 'he
's not a veteran' to which I replied, no, but he was a volunteer," said Winters
, "A flag is just a small token of our appreciation."
said the flags cost about $60 each.