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Standing Guard

Standing Guard

Monument in the Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. Believed to be eith the Archangel Gabriel or Michael, he stands ominously over the grave of John Hay (1839-1905), former secretary to President Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Secretary of State under President McKinley. The inscription on the tablet beneath the sword and snake reads as follows: "The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace". This monument was sculpted by James Earle Fraser, who completed it 9 years after Hay's death, in 1914.