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The Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads


The Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads stands ready for duty.
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Their boots are shined to a gloss, the crease in their trousers at military crispness.  The rifles are at parade perfection, and the hands that grasp them have known what service to country really means.    Quiet whispers are exchanged as the men dress to the right in formation, now becoming the silent sentinels representing the Armed Forces of the United States.  They gather in solemn honor of a veteran who has answered their last call, and will now be laid to rest.    Commanding the Veterans Honor Guard of Parkers Crossroads is Art Hemby.  I have watched him and 2nd Commander Jeff Seagraves move their unit through the time-honored commands that votive a memorial service, each step reaching back through the decades in a ceremony that is as old as the country itself.   They, along with Coordinator Reno Rossignol, are a small part of the unit which pays tribute to…

For the complete story, see the May 3rd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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