Sunday, May 26, 2013


Pictured above is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. It is an honor to perform guard duty at the tomb.

For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.

They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform or the tomb in any way.

After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.

There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror.

The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are:

President Taft,
Joe Lewis {the boxer}
Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy, the most decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.

Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty..

In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington DC, our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully 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.

Uncommon Valor

Senate Bill Allows Military To Arrest, Permanently Detain, Torture, Kill, American Citizens

America, The New Soviet Gulag

The apparatus of the "state" is being slowly turned on the American people to disarm them. The next battleground will not be Europe or Asia or the Middle East. It will be in the American heartland as the "state" attempts to strip Americans of their second amendment right to own firearms for self protection. This is one reason why the department of Homeland Security was set-up.

The Fallacy of Terrorism

We should get down on our knees and thank God, Almighty that some of our soldiers will heed the call of our forefathers and not the "state" when the call comes to disarm the American population.

Soldiers Pledge To Refuse Disarmament Demands

America At The Cross Roads

George Washington would turn over in his grave if he were alive today and saw what the "state" is planning to do to America.

Let us never forget our heritage, born out of conflict and sacrifice, by those who paid their all to defend it. Freedom is a precious gift from God granted only to those who are worthy of defending it. It is a privalege not a right. We as Americans must earn that right every day or it will be taken away by the "state".
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