Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In Case You Missed It Tomb of the Unknowns Guard Silences Crowd

The video posted online last year shows a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia silencing a crowd after laughter is heard.

Usually the guards patrol in silence but will confront those who cross the barrier or are disrespectful.

As the laughter continues, the solder stops and addresses the crowd.

"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect," he said as he stopped in stance.

The crowd fell silent.

The guard continued to walk his post.

No other disruptions were reported that day.

Cedar's Take: I just can't get my head around the fact that someone would go to Arlington and our Nation's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and act like an ignorant jerk.

There is something fundamentally wrong with our society.

From parents who let their kids run wild at the local restaurant, to talking in a movie theater, we have become a nation of rude, manner less pigs.


Anonymous said...

My dedication to this sacred duty is total and wholehearted. In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter. And with dignity and perseverance my standard will remain perfection.

Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk my tour in humble reverence to the best of my ability.

It is he who commands the respect I protect. His bravery that made us so proud. Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day alone in the thoughtful peace of night, this soldier will in honored glory rest under my eternal vigilance.

Anonymous said...

Cedar it happens more than you want to know. During the summer when the tour buses pile in it is crazy. It is not just young people either when I worked for a tour company in DC there were equally as many seniors who were loud and out of hand.

But by far the most enjoyable aspect of the job was watching a sentinel challange a kid running or talking and the panic look on the clueless parents face.

I've seen more than one kid start to cry after the uniformed guard snapped at them.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly on this.

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Anonymous said...

Anon 11:04, thank you for posting that, it is beautiful.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore at the thoughtless, inconsiderate, and disrespectful way people behave... but I still am.

Anonymous said...

Sadly not surprised at all. But as always, in awe of the HHC 4/3. I see that young soldier in the video and then drive by the old city hall and see that freak show and have to wonder which way this nation will ultimately end up.

Anonymous said...

Love It!