Don’t Ever F*** with the Tomb

H/T to The Sniper for this one.

 

To visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is truly a humbling and awe-inspiring event. In all the time I have spent there, I have never seen this happen or even heard of it happening until now. The people that were there probably witnessed something more rare than winning the Powerball lottery. They saw a guard break ranks to challenge and warn a tourist who “crossed the line”.

It just goes to show you, don’t ever, EVER F*** with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Don’t Ever F*** with the Tomb”

  1. When my youngest son was around 11 or 12, I took him on a pilgrimage of sorts. We spent the night at West Point and toured the grounds including the cemetery (wow – what history there!), and watched the cadets baseball team get thumped. Then we went to the Naval Academy, and on to Washington DC. Saw all the monuments, Congress, Supreme Court etc. The highlight of DC was Arlington and the Changing of the Guard. He just stood there in awe with his mouth open. On the way home – he said “Boy dad – this sure was a patriotic vacation”.

    He joined the Army Guard after high school and has served on many military funeral details. In Afghanistan he participated in a few ramp ceremonies, including pall bearer for one of his buddies.

    He’s seen more and has a better appreciation than many people my age. I’m proud of him and all our beloved troops.

    I just watched a fantastic program online about Arlington Cemetery – great coverage of the Guards. With Memorial Day coming up – I highly recommend it !

    National Geographic Special – Arlington: Field of Honor

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/70082/national-geographic-specials-arlington-field-of-honor

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