This is a discussion on A very remarkable photo (Tomb of the Unkown Soldier-Sandy) within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Not knocking them. It's in my opinion the greatest honor one can serve as in the military but... That is a pic from last September... ...
Not knocking them. It's in my opinion the greatest honor one can serve as in the military but... That is a pic from last September... Not current. But and awesome shot nonetheless. There has been a surge of doctored and old pix to gain attention from the sandy storm ill over the Internet and especially facebook. Don't trust everything on the net ;)
I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.
(J.R.R.Tolkien [Faramir], The Two Towers
It is hard to understand...unless you lost friends in battle.
If we have to explain to you why The Old Guard is relentlessly vigilant, you probably wouldn't understand anyway. Just seeing the photo brings a profound, humble appreciation from deep within my soul. Honor is not dead in this country, nor is duty a matter of convenience, at least not at Arlington National Cemetery.
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.