How can one even sum up the picture of the Tomb of the Unknowns below?
Inside that marble tomb are the remains of unknown Americans known only to God but who gave all for their nation. Inside of that tomb is a little piece of every American and it is right and fitting that we guard that tomb 24/7 but it is worth pointing out that the US Army soldiers standing watch come from The Old Guard, the 3rd Infantry Regiment, and they have walked their post in a military manner since 1948, without missing one single second. They are akin to the Roman Legionairre who stood his post in Pompeii (“Faithful unto Death“). They are the best America has to offer and THEY should be the example that our sons aspire to be like; not some crybaby millionaire playing football or whiny ass script reader living in La-La land. Indeed, the US Government should be touting men like these, and the men and women in the US Marines who guard our Embassies across the globe, to be role models for our youth.
Rest in Peace Warriors, you will never be forgotten and you will be guarded by your fellow Americans until the end of time.
The Old Guard stands fast in the face of Hurricane Sandy. BTW, can someone tell Obama that the pointy things on the ends of those stick-like thingies are called bayonets.