Dedication of our Military to their Duty.
Several years ago, because of the dangers from Hurricane Isabelle approaching Washington DC,
the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.
They refused. "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 serviceperson.
This Event was repeated in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy slammed
the area with rain and high winds. Again they refused to leave their posts.
The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.
We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service
no matter where they serve.
How sad, in 2010, our President had to rush to Chicago
to sleep in his own bed then rush back for a Paul McCartney concert.
yet he could not find the time to Honor our Fallen at Arlington Cemetery
on this Memorial Day. But then, this President knows no shame.
God Bless them who serve, fight and die under the Flag.