Titled “The Old Guard” showing the honour guard at the American Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They remain on duty 24 hours a day every day of the year.
And then there’s this:
I find myself sickened at even putting these together on the same page but they come from consecutive posts at Powerline so I am in good company. Whatever happens on the 6th of November, Obama is no longer president for at least half the country no matter the result.
Disobeying orders: This is via Michelle Malkin:
The Regimental Commander of the U.S. Third Infantry sent word to the nighttime Sentry Detail to secure the post and seek shelter from the high winds, to ensure their personal safety.
THEY DISOBEYED THE ORDER!
During winds that turned over vehicles and turned debris into projectiles, the measured step continued. One fellow said ‘I’ve got buddies getting shot at in Iraq who would kick my butt if word got to them that we let them down. I sure as hell have no intention of spending my Army career being known as the damned idiot who couldn’t stand a little light breeze and shirked his duty.’ Then he said something in response to a female reporters question regarding silly purposeless personal risk… ‘I wouldn’t expect you to understand. It’s an enlisted man’s thing.’ God bless the rascal …
Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment; it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.
Spotted by Mick Gold Coast QLD with thanks.