Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Semper Fidelis to the Fallen

Hat TipKathryn Jean Lopez of NRO and ABC News: Still Vigilant at the Tomb of the Unknowns

Despite Hurricane Irene, the tomb of the Unkown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery remained, as always guarded.  August 27, 2011:

From ABC News:

"While Hurricane Irene bears down on much of the mid Atlantic states on its way north, and residents of the Washington, D.C. area have been advised to remain indoors, the elite soldiers who are the sentinels at Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns remain at their posts.

Since taking over the mission on April 6, 1948, Tomb Sentinels from the Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment's "The Old Guard" have guarded the Tomb for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year regardless of the weather.

Sentinels trade off marching in front of the tombs that are the final resting place for unknown soldiers from World War I, World War II and the Korean War."
Once again it is time to say God Bless our heroic military men and women who have kept America free. While Semper Fi is the Marine Corps motto, this heart warming tradition of never forgetting or leaving the fallen, shows this applies to all of the military.  They are always faithful to their country and their fellow soldiers.  America must always be faithful to them.


Eyelah said...

Very nice!!!

Big Mike said...

Thanks Ila!