Texoma veterans, volunteers 'Stand to Honor' families of fallen soldiers

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POTTSBORO, Texas (KXII) -- Its been a week since a Dallas group has stood to raise money for the families of fallen soldiers. Saturday, a local VFW post wrapped up their efforts to be a part of it.

"Remembering the people that gave the maximum sacrifice for the freedom of our country and its very touching."

Zip Tarver was one of hundreds of people who've stood on the footprints of fallen soldiers to raise money for their families.

Money raised goes to scholarships for the kids and spouses of those killed or injured in war.

"Its unbelievable. This is probably one of the greatest functions that I've been to in the past 3 or 4 years that I've been a part of the VFW."

Volunteers took turns standing for 13 minutes, representing the 13 folds of an American flag given to the families of a fallen soldier.

The initiative is called Stand to Honor.

"The support has been awesome. People are just coming from everywhere. It's been great, donations... We have 59 more children and scholarships that we need to provide for but we are getting there very quickly."

Missy Jones tells us stand to honor has helped raised $800,000 so far.

And the Pottsboro VFW Post 7873 has raised nearly $2,000 alone.

As a veteran himself, Tarver describes this event as near and dear to his heart.

"It makes you think about how lucky you are you know that you came back but they didn't."

Although the group has completed the local fundraiser, the group in Dallas will continue to stand until they reach their one million dollar goal.

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