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Local Guard Members Consider Job A Privilege - Brevard, NC


July 6, 2017

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Honor Guard members Clint Williams and Carl Newman fold an American flag during a burial at Pisgah Gardens Cemetery.

Recently, on a hot and muggy summer afternoon, Transylvania County Honor Guard members gathered at a burial site in Pisgah Gardens Cemetery to honor a deceased military veteran.

The funeral party was delayed for almost an hour. Although these men and women were in uniform, most of them standing in the hot summer sun, nobody complained. They were there to pay homage to a fallen comrade and creature comforts were irrelevant.

Abraham Lincoln charged all Americans: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan."

Taking these words to heart, the missio...

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