Some tourists felt like chucklin' it up at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Marine on duty steps out and shames them somethin' fierce. My father is a veteran and I get very angry when those that put their lives on the line for our freedom are not given the respect they deserve [...]

Some tourists felt like chucklin' it up at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Marine on duty steps out and shames them somethin' fierce. My father is a veteran and I get very angry when those that put their lives on the line for our freedom are not given the respect they deserve [...]

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ~ Arlington, Virginia. In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle approached, military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb were given permission to suspend the assignment. They declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" 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.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ~ Arlington, Virginia. In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle approached, military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb were given permission to suspend the assignment. They declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" 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.

The body of the unknown soldier was taken from the Cenotaph to Westminster Abbey in a procession led by King George V.  Here the body was buried, and the grave was filled in using soil from the French battlefields.  It  has provided a focus of mourning for people located in the UK ever since.

The body of the unknown soldier was taken from the Cenotaph to Westminster Abbey in a procession led by King George V. Here the body was buried, and the grave was filled in using soil from the French battlefields. It has provided a focus of mourning for people located in the UK ever since.

Melting glaciers in northern Italy reveal corpses of WW1 soldiers. This photo shows the remains of two Austrian soldiers found on the Presena Glacier in 2012.

Melting glaciers in northern Italy reveal corpses of WW1 soldiers

Melting glaciers in northern Italy reveal corpses of WW1 soldiers. This photo shows the remains of two Austrian soldiers found on the Presena Glacier in 2012.

Guard at tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington.  "Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God."

Guard at tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington. "Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God."

Tomb of Unknown Soldier ~ Arlington National Cemetery, Virgina

Tomb of Unknown Soldier ~ Arlington National Cemetery, Virgina

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