The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is still a revered relic that is deserving of nothing less than the utmost respect.
This memorial, which was unveiled in 1921, honors veterans from the Korean War, the Vietnam War, World War II, and other conflicts whose remains could not be located.
Such a monument carries a lot of emotional weight. This is unquestionably one of the most respectful ways to honor warriors, which is why it is guarded year-round, in all conditions, twenty-four hours every day.
And when you go to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, you are supposed to behave respectfully. But not everyone behaves in that manner.
As talking about discipline, these tomb guardians are not playing around. These guards have been compared to the British Queen’s Guards and are not to be taken lightly.
You may observe their attempts to control rowdy tourists. Any disrespect shown to the Unknown Soldier and his tomb justifies the guards taking severe, deliberate action.
These steps vary from a straightforward but ominous reminder of the rules to, as a last resort, pointing firearms. Nobody with a rational mind would want such to happen to them. Because of this, the guards have been successful in keeping the tomb safe from visitors who treat it disrespectfully.
In a video clip that was captured on video in 2016, two teenagers were chosen to assist the guards, commonly known as “Sentinels,” during a wreath-placing ceremony. After the wreath was laid in front of the grave, “Taps” was played with everyone standing at attention.
When the song ended, the youths and the Sentinels marched off, but everyone else was silent and unmoving. Until you saw a woman cross the roped-off area to the right of the tomb, effectively trespassing! The woman decided to go around and cross a barrier to get even closer to the tomb when she figured that her station in the display was not good enough.
The sentinel waited no time to shout while marching towards her, “It is requested that all visitors stay behind the chain rails at all times.”
It took her a second, but she did walk back behind the chain rail she had shimmied past. She was compelled to leave the area that was off limits and make sure that she showed more respect to the unidentified man who gave his life during World War II to preserve freedom since he stated it with such intensity and pride in his mission.
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