As we approach our nation’s Memorial Day, we reflect upon the great sacrifices made by those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom, and we honor their heroic service to our country and each one of us. A client forwarded the following poem reflecting on thoughts of The Honor Guard serving at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We would like to share it with you this holiday weekend.
The Honor Guard
He did not know the Man he watched,
When told he did not ask why
He watched the hero in solemn silence,
As quiet as the minutes that ticked by.
He knew not of his family,
Nor from whence he came.
His sole duty was to honor the hero,
Though only God knew his name.
His relief arrived, a new watch started,
He left the hero where he lies,
A tear held back in united strength,
With those that have to die.
They do not know the ones they watch,
When told, they never ask why.
They watch their heroes in solemn silence,
As quiet as the minutes tick by.
– George R. McKinney