Sometimes a crossing guard is more than someone guarding a crossing, keeping kids from running out into the street.
Sometimes he’s a landmark.
The crossing guard in Milford NJ told me he loves his work. Every morning and every afternoon he is at the corner by the post office doing his duty, commanding traffic both wheeled traffic and two-footed traffic.
He also cheerfully greets just about every car that zooms by with a friendly wave. He was happy to be photographed and threw me his signature salute.