No Laughing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DS3, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. DS3

    DS3 New Member


    It's nice to see someone enforcing respect. :)
  2. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Good for the Marine! Our senior trip in high school was to Difficult Child and Arlington was one of our major stops. We were lucky enough to be there during a changing of the guard and they don't mess around. The officer in charge announced what would be happening and flat out said....NO talking, NO laughing, NO messing around. Period. It was a very solemn sight but very moving even to a typically self absorbed 17 year old.
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I saw it at about age 10, but don't remember much (I got it and JFK's grave mixed up in my memory, I could have sworn there was a guard at JFK's...) Then I went to Difficult Child for 2 weeks in March 2006, and took myself out to Arlington.

    I got there just before a change. I could feel my eyes tear up and then I was (quietly) bawling... I couldn't leave, I was rapt. I stayed for a second one.
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    People don't stop to think anymore. Nor do they show respect like they should in certain situations.

    Good for the soldier for putting an abrupt end to it like he did.
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    As always...Semper Fi!