Guardians Of the Children Puget Sound Chapter

"Don't Let Your Silence Drown Out Their Cries"

Mission Statement

The mission of Guardians Of the Children (GOC) is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support and protection. 


Guardian

You proclaim that you are a Guardian
By the patch you wear

Symbolizing to all that you have faith
That you are worthy
That you trust in yourself

But I wonder
Have you caught
The true meaning
Of the symbol you wear?

Why the background is black
And the letters maroon or blue
Why the shield covers the swords and
The scales hang unbalanced
Why the wings are silver as well as the border?

I tell you this
For this is who we serve

Black is for the dark times abused children live in
Maroon and Blue for the pain they endure at the hands of others
Silver is the lining
A ray of hope
That someday
The abuse will stop

The shield and swords are our tools
A Guardian must battle those whom appose
The scales are unbalanced
And so will remain
Until such time that justice is served
On all those to blame

The archangel wings
Send a message of the highest importance

Valor
Truth and
Integrity
Is the Guardian way

Now I ponder
Are you a true

Guardian of the Children

Author: Ruben "Bamm Bamm" Cano