Monday, March 14, 2011


New blogger Guffaw in AZ posts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and what can't effect the honor guard:
In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, D.C., our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns were given permission to suspend the assignment.. They respectfully declined the offer, "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.
Not present or accounted for.  Present.

You'll have to RTWT for the connection to the post title, but it's worth it.  Leave him a welcome comment, while you're there.

Via ASM826, who finds all the cool stuff.

1 comment:

Guffaw in AZ said...

My thanks to both you gentlemen for your kind remarks, and welcoming demeanor. gfa