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Words from the Honor Guard

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by CarlosDJackal, May 28, 2004.

  1. CarlosDJackal

    CarlosDJackal

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    During my Father's funeral I received the following in the form of a "calling card" from the MD National Guard Honor Guard. They presented it to me in a small plastic baggie with three spend 7.62mm blanks (from the firing squad) when they presented me with the flag.

    One the outside of the folded card it said:

    "With deep humility and respect, we consider it a privilege to have provided military honors for your loved one."

    One the inside it had this poem that I was only recently able to read:

    "Rest now, fallen comrade,
    For I bear honor upon your sacred place.
    Rest now, fallen comrade,
    For I stand casting freedom
    Upon your resting place.
    Fight no more, fallen comrade,
    For I am here to see we are free.
    For I will stand, fallen comrade,
    Having full knowledge my dress and
    Actions reflect on those that surround me,
    For I represent a nation
    And teh state in which I serve.
    So rest now, fallen comrade,
    For I will bear honor upon this
    Sacred place you now honor.

    SPC C. Adams
    MDNG Honor Guard"


    God Bless!! ;?