Taps bled into the setting gray haze as the Duty Noncommissioned Officer called out: "Guard mount! Guard mount!" Settle down," the NCO commanded; "get on line: Aliganga; yo, Arthur; here sir, Fitzgibbon ... Fitzgibbon; anyone seen Fitzgibbon?"
"Yes sir," Arthur answered, "his son arrived today."
"Where is the supernumeracy?" (a person identified to stand post in the event someone on the guard roster fails to reort for duty)
"Here sir," Eckfield, replied.
The Guard Officer read the Special Orders reminding everyone tomorrow is Memorial Day.