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No Laughing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
http://www.allproudamericans.com/No-Laughing-at-the-Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier.html

Posted on 10/30/2011 8:46:12 PM PDT by shove_it

It didn't take more than one warning from the Old Guard for things to get real quiet. But what would happen if people kept talking and laughing? Lets not find out.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl
Click link for short vid of Tomb Guard shutting down a$$hole.

Hooo Ahhh! Old Guard!

1 posted on 10/30/2011 8:46:14 PM PDT by shove_it
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shove_it.

Just wait until the Occupy The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier vagrants show up.


2 posted on 10/30/2011 8:48:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: shove_it

Here’s the link ...

http://www.allproudamericans.com/No-Laughing-at-the-Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier.html


3 posted on 10/30/2011 8:49:25 PM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: shove_it

Love it! (What? No lock and load?)


4 posted on 10/30/2011 8:51:18 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Religion involves an ethical life, not just kissing up to the Big Guy.)
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To: SunkenCiv

That would be a real short occupation.


5 posted on 10/30/2011 8:54:40 PM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just wait until the Occupy The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier vagrants show up.


Let the bastards try. They wouldn’t last long at all.


6 posted on 10/30/2011 8:54:51 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: shove_it

When I was in D.C. a few yeas ago, I didnt feel worthy enough to be in the viewing stands to watch the guard change ceremony. I actually stood outside and watched the whole thing.

How could anyone go there and behave like this?


7 posted on 10/30/2011 8:56:36 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: shove_it

I was there when a tourist dumbly tried to cross through the ropes that separate the guard’s walk from the public.

The guard’s first action was to confront the tourist and make a declaration, as I recall being to the effect “The visitor will please return to the other side of the rope barrier!” The guard’s rifle was held across his chest.

However, when the tourist persisted and frankly at that moment didn’t yet understand what was going on, the guard next assumed a stance with his rifle pointed at the tourist, and repeated the declaration.

The tourist then got out of the roped in area.


8 posted on 10/30/2011 8:57:43 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Williams
That would be the short guard position with fixed bayonet, quite persuasive.
9 posted on 10/30/2011 9:01:23 PM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: shove_it
Hooo Ahhh! Old Guard!

Amen!

I was privileged to visit the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in the 1950's and witnessed a similar event, things got very quiet real quick.

10 posted on 10/30/2011 9:03:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: shove_it

But my question is, what will the guard do if someone resists? In all these years I’ve never heard of the guards killing anyone.

I asume they will physically restrain and seek assistance?


11 posted on 10/30/2011 9:04:20 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: VanDeKoik
How could anyone go there and behave like this?

I was a SGT in the Old Guard for 3.5 years. The disrespect I have seen would make your blood boil.

12 posted on 10/30/2011 9:04:20 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: shove_it

I make it a point to go and pay my respects at the Tomb whenever I go to DC. It brings chills down my spine every time. Anyone who can see the ceremony and not be awed by it should not be there in the first place.

I met a couple of the Tomb guard men at a Freeper rally, God bless each and every one of them! They epitomize the best that America has to offer.


13 posted on 10/30/2011 9:05:16 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: chesty_puller

This old sailor salutes you!


14 posted on 10/30/2011 9:06:18 PM PDT by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: shove_it
I assume that was a marine, with the healthy pair of lungs. The message was unequivocal. Not a suggestion.

There are trailer trash all over Washington. The White house I don't mind so much. But Arlinton National Cemetery?

15 posted on 10/30/2011 9:06:22 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: chesty_puller

Thank you.


16 posted on 10/30/2011 9:07:49 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: shove_it

I’ve been at the Tomb every Memorial Day for the last 16 years, got to lay the wreath 2 years ago.

I love watching the Old Guard shut down inappropriate “tourists”.

Wish it wasn’t necessary, but “some peoples kids”

For me the Tomb of the Unknown is the most hallowed ground on this continent.


17 posted on 10/30/2011 9:08:47 PM PDT by JMJJR ( Newspeak is the official language of Oceania)
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To: chesty_puller

I was a drafted Pfc, and proud of it in 1962-63.


18 posted on 10/30/2011 9:09:28 PM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: chesty_puller

Thank you!


19 posted on 10/30/2011 9:10:30 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

No one owes me any thanks. Working Arlington was the greatest honor of my life.


20 posted on 10/30/2011 9:16:01 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Publius6961

Tomb guards are Soldiers, not Marines.


21 posted on 10/30/2011 9:18:01 PM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: Williams

WOW! I’m surprised the ACLU didn’t get involved. Good for the guard!


22 posted on 10/30/2011 9:19:32 PM PDT by Humal
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To: chesty_puller

God Bless you for your service. Thankfully every time I’ve been there the crowd was respectful.


23 posted on 10/30/2011 9:19:38 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: chesty_puller
Working Arlington was the greatest honor of my life.

I hear you.

24 posted on 10/30/2011 9:21:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: chesty_puller
Chesty, what year was it that the hurricane was blowing through Arlington... I remember it was so bad that command made the decision to let the men choose to come in out of the weather if they wished. Not one of these fine men chose to leave their post.

The last time I was there, there were more than a few in uniform on the observer's side of the rope, and I think everyone in the area knew that they had better make well with the solemn respect and gratitude that is due the Unknowns, as well as the Old Guard.

25 posted on 10/30/2011 9:25:58 PM PDT by Raven6
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To: chesty_puller
No one owes me any thanks.

Sir, I respectfully disagree. Every citizen of this great country owes you and everyone who wears the uniform our undying gratitude. You have mine... and a free, ice cold beer whenever you are in the Fort Worth area.

26 posted on 10/30/2011 9:29:08 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: shove_it

Nah..! The one that REALLY thrills is what happened when a kid climbed OVER the ropeline and started screwing around —the guy screamed AT LEAST 5x as loud as this, here, and even performed a (sort of) bayonet thrust..!

I was scared, just watching.

That guy had REALLY practiced it..! Scary as hell..! And inspiring, totally a-propos..!


27 posted on 10/30/2011 9:29:13 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Publius6961

He was a member of the U.S Army, 3d Infantry Regt. [the “Old Guard”] in Army Dress Blues. As the senior service, the Army guards the Tomb [and also always carries the U.S Flag in a mixed service color guard].


28 posted on 10/30/2011 9:31:11 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: buccaneer81

I used to keep a few spare gloves in my coat to autograph and give to the young ladies. The giggling and red faces were priceless.


29 posted on 10/30/2011 9:39:33 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Publius6961

He was Army.


30 posted on 10/30/2011 9:41:18 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: chesty_puller

Excellent!


31 posted on 10/30/2011 9:43:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: shove_it
A few years ago I was one of the chaperons for a group of athletes that stopped at Arlington. They were talking and occasionally joking as we moved around, and I was part of it to some extent. But as we came up he hill toward the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier I stopped everyone about 100 yards away and told them to gather around. I spoke quietly and in somber tones to force them to listen closely, and to help them understand what would be expected. I told them to look around at all of the markers. That the markers hold the names of many who have served our country. Some have died in combat. Their families, relatives and possibly descendants can come and place flowers and remember them.

But at this tomb, those who are commemorated gave their lives for our freedom, for out way of life, and no one except God even knows who they are. They cannot even be remembered by name. I told them all to seriously think about that sacrifice made by so many and to act with reverence and respect as they view the tomb. They did exactly that. I was proud of them.

32 posted on 10/30/2011 9:57:26 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: chesty_puller

It’s a long standing tradition among off duty Tomb Guards to troll the crowd for attractive young ladies among the many high school senior classes visiting the Tomb. “Hi, would you like to meet that Soldier walking the mat? But I’m sure that’s not news to you, Chesty. Some of those girls would do just about anything to try to get an on duty Guard to respond to them - no chance.


33 posted on 10/30/2011 10:00:13 PM PDT by shove_it (old Old Guardsman)
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To: shove_it
"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect!"

That ought to go viral - from youtube to classrooms to occupy and tea party rallies.
34 posted on 10/30/2011 11:29:31 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Publius6961

No, the guard is army. Marines do not guard this tomb.


35 posted on 10/31/2011 12:19:49 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: chesty_puller

From an old Marine; the only thing I have to say is, SEMPER Fidelis soldier.


36 posted on 10/31/2011 12:26:10 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Raven6

http://www.snopes.com/military/isabel.asp


37 posted on 10/31/2011 12:37:03 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: chesty_puller
"I was a SGT in the Old Guard for 3.5 years."

Awesome.

38 posted on 10/31/2011 2:51:26 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: shove_it

Thank you for posting, shove it! I am just shaking my head about those tourists. When I have gone to the tomb, I get tears in my eyes and say a silent prayer. That’s me... I don’t know how I would react if I was there and some idiots started laughing and carrying on. I guess I was raised differently and for that.. I am grateful to my parents.


39 posted on 10/31/2011 6:19:02 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: chesty_puller

I’ve told you before, chesty-puller, but you are uber cool! Many thanks for the work you have done!!


40 posted on 10/31/2011 6:21:13 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: 70times7
A great experience you gave to those young people. That will probably be etched into them for life.
41 posted on 10/31/2011 6:25:18 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Publius6961
I assume that was a marine,...

Hint: the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment is not part of the Marine Corps.
42 posted on 10/31/2011 6:37:01 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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