honor guard


Definition of honor guard

: a guard assigned to a ceremonial duty (such as to accompany a casket at a military funeral)

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Baker also said Mills served on the honor guard and escorted Mina during the change of command ceremony when Rolón became chief. David Harris, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando Police Department reviewing policy after cop accused of excessive force, racism named officer of the year," 25 June 2019 The event will include the department’s honor guard, remarks from city, state and federal authorities, as well as survivors. Steven Goode, courant.com, "Hartford Fire Department to observe 75th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire," 25 June 2019 At the palace, Mr. Trump inspected an honor guard with Prince Charles, while the queen watched, alongside Mrs. Trump and the Duchess of Cornwall, the wife of Charles. Mark Landler, New York Times, "Trump Insults London Mayor as ‘Loser’ as He Pays Tribute to the Queen," 3 June 2019 American journalists of the time reported on Carl’s work on the portrait in Beijing, as well as its journey to St. Louis by train and steamship via Shanghai, Honolulu, and San Francisco, accompanied by an honor guard of one hundred attendants. Emiko Usui, The New York Review of Books, "Mothers of the State," 10 Feb. 2019 Tanzanian President John Magufuli reviewed an honor guard last year. Alexandra Wexler, WSJ, "Countries Push to Extract More Cash from Big Mining Companies," 18 Nov. 2018 The two leaders tightly embraced at the airport in front of a military honor guard and thousands of people cheering and waving flowers and flags. Kim Tong-hyung, Fox News, "Unfinished business: Moon's summit dreams echo late mentor," 18 Sep. 2018 The two leaders tightly embraced at the airport in front of a military honor guard and thousands of people cheering and waving flowers and flags. Kim Tong-hyung, The Seattle Times, "Unfinished business: Moon’s summit dreams echo late mentor," 18 Sep. 2018 An honor guard carries a photo of Gen. Abdul Raziq, the Kandahar police chief killed in October. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy," 5 Dec. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of honor guard

chiefly US : a person or group that is the guard at a formal or ceremonial event (such as a military funeral or a parade)

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