This is a discussion on Officer on Duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Silences Crowd After Laughter within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Biomortis I thought the announcement by the solder on duty was perfect. It alerted and educated a small group that it was ...
Ignorance is a long way from stupid, but left unchecked, can get there real fast.
I think we as a society need to be more active in calling people out for disrespectful behavior. I realize that we may then be putting ourselves in a position that we as ccer's try to avoid.
That is a confrontation. I think in many cases this could be done without escalation. Don't challenge or call names just point out the behavior and ask that they stop. " I would appreciate if you did not
use that kind of language where children are present ". And glockman you are right sometimes they may need a little tap on the head.
Job well done, soldier.
About the disrespectful, it was He who said long ago, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Boot Camp is indicated for them. Gunny, call your office.
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I had the volume up when I looked at the video and my Wife come in from the other room wondering who was yelling!!! I replayed the video for her....her response was "Good for him"! However I must admit a faux pas once that was similiar and got a similiar reaction by the guard. Getting off the ferry at the Arizona Memorial I forgot take my hat off. The guard there said in a loud tone "All hats will be removed while in the memorial"! My Wife looked at me and said you of all people to forget that. I still feel bad about that.
Below is another link during the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at The Tomb, a spectator tries to cross the barrier railing and the guard immediately goes to "port arms" and demands all spectators remain behind the rail.
Sentinel reacts aggressively when tourist at Arlington 'Tomb of the Unknown' crosses barrier.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Impressive discipline reminding me that boots on the ground protecting my freedom and its icons might be dress shoes.
-Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
As a veteran, these videos make me proud of our young men who would take on such a grueling task out of honor. Makes me proud to be a citizen of this great nation. These men exemplify all that is still good about our great country.
Yes. I am grateful to have learned more about the Tomb and the soldiers who guard it. The guards are there to prevent disrespect. That's their job.Thanks for the faq mkh
"It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first."
At least one thing in America is right....
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
Visited the tomb when I was younger, but not too young for it to be one of the most respectable memorials I'll ever have knowledge of.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
Now I'd like to see a video of the Soldier putting an unruly child in his place. Hah!
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