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Tomb of Unknown Soldier guard speaks during DAR program
Left to Right, Front Row: Sue Spivey, Betty Robinson, Mary Hays, Frances Stark; Second Row: Joy Meadors, Lee Peterson, Loy Summers, Paula Walsh, Huanne Brown, Susie Jefferson, Carole Pratt, Pamela Singley, Beverly Copeland, Debbie Dial, Anita Bianconi, Alice Walker, Stephanie Fortson, Regent. Third Row: Mr. Herb Smith

Herb Smith, a member of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Solider Society, spoke during a program hosted by the Sergeant Newton Chapter, of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution at Merryvale on Oct. 12.

Smith is part of a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization committed to protecting and enhancing the welfare and image of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Tomb) and the soldiers (Tomb Guards) who stand guard, past and present. Their mission is to educate the general public about the Tomb of the United States of America's unknown war heroes, preserve the history and traditions relating to the Tomb, provide assistance to the Tomb and the current Tomb Guards and their families.

The goal of the society is to make certain individuals that made the ultimate sacrifice of their life for our freedom are not forgotten, and the general public understands this price of freedom.