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Posted: 6/5/2008 8:19:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 9:53:42 AM EST by kybosshog420]
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Reminds me of the story of the guard that guarded the tomb of the unknown soldier, being told that there was a hurricane coming and that he could go and his reply was No Thank You I'll stay
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 8:53:49 AM EST
Wow....does not look like they even flintched.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:38:41 AM EST
One question, would the soldier(s) who lost their covers get berated for not having them secured better?

Been to Arlington, hope to make it back again, I could spend a whole day there. Watched the changing of the guards, saw the Patriot Guard. There are alot of places on this earth I'd like to visit, but none will ever be a significant as Arlington.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:40:21 AM EST


Reminds me of the story of the guard that guarded the tomb of the unknown soldier, being told that there was a hurricane coming and that he could go and his reply was No Thank You I'll stay



Link to that story?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:42:49 AM EST
And people wonder why the "bigfoot" footage is so shaky....
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:42:50 AM EST
Wow
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:47:13 AM EST
Probably taken yesterday. I work across the street from Henderson Hall and the Cemetary. We had one hell of a storm pass over about 1500. Those guys are brave. The wind, rain and lightning was awful!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:52:36 AM EST
God bless America.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:55:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By passive:


Reminds me of the story of the guard that guarded the tomb of the unknown soldier, being told that there was a hurricane coming and that he could go and his reply was No Thank You I'll stay



Link to that story?


Link to Snopes
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:59:27 AM EST
Those guys were demonstrating what's known as "respect", something far too uncommon in this day and age. But not all is lost.



Originally Posted By CS223:
One question, would the soldier(s) who lost their covers get berated for not having them secured better?


No way. Wind and things like that happen. It'd be completely unreasonable for them to get yelled at for an "act of God".

I could see them getting chewed for breaking ranks to get a hat though.

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:19:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By LWilde:
Probably taken yesterday. I work across the street from Henderson Hall and the Cemetary. We had one hell of a storm pass over about 1500. Those guys are brave. The wind, rain and lightning was awful!


It looks like last weekend to me. I didn't see hail yesterday and it sure looked like hail in that video.

Entire thing is damned impressive.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:30:51 AM EST
This storm blew through Washington DC metro area yesterday afternoon at 3:00PM. It was even worse than it appeared. A lot of the metro area is without power 24 hours later - trees down everywhere.

I salute their dedication and professionalism.


Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:40:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:40:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/5/2008 10:41:48 AM EST by bullet-camp-targets]
When my grandfather and grandmother were placed in the mausoleum at Arlington i was able to hold it together until these fine young men came out to pay my country's respects with a full military burial at that point i lost it yet they carried on with the utmost reverence and respect, for this i am forever grateful.

At least they were able to stand like a men while i cried like a baby

Thank You gentlemen
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