Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alington, Sixth Set of Photos ...

Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.

Everyone should see this once in their life. Apparently I have seen it twice (in 1972, too) but I do not remember it. I wish I did. Because the honor, the exactness, the respect paid to the ... how did I see it written online ... "To these men, these special men, the continuity of this post is the key to the honor and respect shown to these honored dead, symbolic of all unaccounted for American combat dead ..."

I could not have worded it better myself. These guards take this job serious, doing it 24/7/365 whether there is a crowd or not. And the training ... it might be one of the most scared monuments in our country. I am glad I got to see it with Larry.

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