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The dedication and respect shown in this story is the reason why our military is the best in the world. Despite the crazy weather yesterday in Arlington, Va., as a result of Hurricane Irene, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was not forgotten.
This description, and the accompanying photos, were posted on Facebook yesterday by the 3rd U.S. INF Regiment the Old Guard:
"A lone Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), walks his tour in humble reverence during Hurricane Irene in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug 27. Members of The Old Guard have guarded the Tomb every second, of every day regardless of weather or holidays since April 6, 1948."
Originally posted by HumansEh
reply to post by jibeho
I believe that the lowliest private who commits their safety and life to a cause, whether he/she is a fighting soldier or simply a cook in a billet, is worth a thousand politicians.
Just my opinion, I visited the battlefields and graveyards of WWI in France and was moved to tears for the folly of humanity and the humanity of the people who suffered and died. It helped me grow as a human being.
Your post brought it all back to me.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by Screwed
remembering them is the highest honor you can give
My family has been in service to this country since before it was "a country". I would hope we will continue to serve it proudly.
We have been involved with every conflict and war, probably help start some of them, and were on both sides during the Civil war. Just don't know how to pass up a good fight.