Rowan Veterans Honor Guard competes tonight at Legion national convention

CHARLOTTE — A five-member team from the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard will be competing tonight in color guard competition at the American Legion National Convention.

The color guard competition begins at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. Teams from across the country will be judged in the posting of colors, marching with the colors, proper display and how they wield their rifles.

The team members from Rowan County include Commander Eric Culbertson, Charlie Cauble, Bill Lane, Rebecca Forbes and Chuck Quinn.

The Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard has 28 members, an all-volunteer group that provided its services at more than 300 funerals for military veterans last year.

The group also appeared in numerous parades and at high school and college football games, a Kannapolis Intimidators baseball game and the Monster Truck Mash at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“We don’t get paid a dime for anything we do,” member Jim Fox said, “and we don’t ask for it.”

Fox said the state commander of the American Legion invited the Rowan honor guard to participate tonight in Charlotte.

Contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263.

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