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February 16, 2014

Sunday Morning Open Thread

HERE RESTS IN
HONORED GLORY
AN AMERICAN
SOLDIER
KNOWN BUT TO GOD


The Washington Times had a nice piece last week on the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) that guards the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery 24/7/365 in conditions both fair and foul.

I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a family member in war and not have the closure that comes with saying that final goodbye at a funeral. Yet there in Arlington are fathers, sons, brothers, husbands who are, as the inscription says, known but to God.

It is comforting and well that the nation accords these men, representative of all unknown soldiers, the solemn, respectful honor of a permanent vigil that will go on until the last of them is identified.

Their families deserve no less.


If you're ever in Washington, D.C., you should go to Arlington and see the changing of the guard.

And if you can't get there, the next best thing is following The Old Guard on Facebook or Twitter.

More from a really Smart Military Blog, This Ain't Hell

Related video: A day in the Life of the Old Guard, the Army's oldest unit. (via This Ain't Hell)

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