honor guard


Definition of honor guard

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

Examples of honor guard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Captain Tom finished his 100th lap on April 16, a military honor guard lined the path. Danica Kirka, Anchorage Daily News, "Capt. Tom Moore, 100-year-old UK veteran who walked to boost health workers, dies with COVID-19," 2 Feb. 2021 When Captain Tom finished his 100th lap on April 16, a military honor guard lined the path. Danica Kirka, BostonGlobe.com, "Captain Tom Moore, UK veteran who walked for health care workers, dies at 100," 2 Feb. 2021 Relatives of the victims, their shoes sticking in the cold mud and their faces contorted with grief, carried the coffins on the long walk into town and handed them over to an Iraqi honor guard. New York Times, "Years After a Massacre, Yazidis Finally Bury Their Loved Ones," 7 Feb. 2021 The French military aircraft that brought Ramesses' remains from the Cairo museum was greeted by the Garde Republicaine, France's equivalent of a U.S. Marine honor guard, according to a 1976 article from The New York Times. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Story about Pharaoh's passport after death is true, but image of it is fake," 31 Jan. 2021 Spoehr recalled an honor guard lining the east side of the Capitol steps for the Obama-Trump transition. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Trump bypasses troop thank you — but revels in military sendoff at Joint Base Andrews," 20 Jan. 2021 As the commander in chief, a president is also entitled to a state funeral afforded full military honors, including a flyover, a 21-gun salute, an honor guard and a caparisoned (riderless) horse. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Congress debates former presidents’ perks, including Secret Service protection, pension, office space," 15 Jan. 2021 The harassment reached a boiling point when the deputy was a member of an honor guard detail in July 2016 at Metro Airport. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Wayne County settled with women who sued 2 candidates to replace Sheriff Benny Napoleon," 14 Jan. 2021 The strains of a bagpipe accompanied the entry of a uniformed honor guard. David Montgomery, Star Tribune, "COVID-19 curbs community policing," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of honor guard

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of honor guard was in 1925

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27 Feb 2021

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“Honor guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honor%20guard. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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