Post #19 Honor Guards, The Unsung Heros of Somerville

By William Tauro

You see them at just about every veteran memorial event in the city.

They are at every veteran dedication.

They are at every flag raising.

They are at every military ceremony as we honor our men and women serving and who have served in every branch of the armed forces who protect us and this wonderful country.

They are always there, but not with much recognition, sometimes with none at all.

Sure they are usually the first to arrive on scene all decked out wearing their honorable military attire at a dedication prompt and prepared to fulfill their mission.

Sure they make lots of noise with a flawless military twenty-one gun salute letting their presence be known and then usually leave after the dedication has ended and the crowd is gone.

They don’t ask for much, but a simple thank you is always very much appreciated and a little bit of common appreciative courtesy goes along way.

These men and women of the Post #19 Honor Guard have their own lives and their own families but they take the time out of their busy schedules to make your event a memorable event for you and your family as a loved one who served in the military is honored.

They don’t do this job because they have to, they do this job because they want to!

Most of us know and appreciate what they do for us and for those who don’t have the knowledge, we hope that this article was a little lesson to give some thought to.

So the next time you see a Post #19 Honor Guard at a ceremony event, a simple thank you goes a long way!

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