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This post was edited by devidee 21 months ago
That awesome. A lot of dedication right there.
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shits awesome. been there to see it.
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Saw this/them for my second time this summer. I'm 62 , and last saw when I was 10 . These guys are truly impressive ! Watched for thirty-five minutes, through a changing of the guard. If any of you reading have not seen this, in my estimation it alone is worth the trip to DC from wherever you may be in the country.
Go watch this and thank God that you have young men and women so dedicated who are guarding us, and are willing to give their all for us !
Wow that's awesome. Just read up on the tomb. That's some interesting stuff
Great picture and the absolute embodiment of what they are about. Dedication.
Time and change will surely (truly) show
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Thanks for posting brutha....+1
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
"we don't use those anymore"- Obama
Why are they there? Seems like it's pretty dangerous out there right now.
According to reddit, this picture was actually taken in September.
Here's one from today...
Edited the title.
Regardless, they won't be abandoning their post...
From the blog The Ticket: WASHINGTON—Hurricane Sandy is expected to slam the East Coast and the federal government is shut down—but the U.S. servicemen who guard the outdoor Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery will remain on duty. an employee who answered the Arlington Cemetery's phone confirmed to Yahoo News. He identified [...]
Regardless, one of the more powerful things to ever see.
I don't see how that wouldn't inspire you. Makes me damn proud of our men and women that serve America.
Makes me question how we treat our men in uniform.
Thanks Devidee. 2 solid posts in one day .
Last time I was in DC, I took my wife and the kids to see Arlington and while we were there at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, some jackass to act like he was going to jump the barrier. One of the soldier drew his rifle and said sternly, "Take one more step and I will shoot you."
They know what they're getting into when they get to this position....
“If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.” ― Haruki Murakami
That is likely the hardest position to get. Once you get it, you know what comes along with it.
I guess I just fail to see the significance of it.
For people that have never served, it could be hard to see the significance of it.
Care to share?
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a landmark. Its a high profile monument that represents the servicemen that have died in combat, and couldn't be identified. Its a symbol of their ultimate sacrifice, and those that are lucky enough to be chosen guard that monument do it with discipline and honor.
It truly is the hardest position to be selected for in the military.
Got to see it once, and actually participate in a wreath laying ceremony. Powerful, emotional, and as patriotic as I've ever felt. Thanks for posting devidee
Edit-being there was extremely powerful and emotional. Participating in ceremony was as patriotic as I've ever felt
This post was edited by michagain 21 months ago
Interesting. What if the storm worsens and threatens the safety of these men, do they get to find shelter?
With technology having progressed, and the ability to identify remains with so little now, do you think any more will be added? When was last time someone was? Do you think they would ever try to identify any that are there (possibly provide closure to possible MIAs)?
They identified one of them a few years back, IIRC.
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