It is the VETERAN, not the,,,,,"

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    It is the VETERAN, not the,,,,,"
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
    > > > who has given US freedom of religion.
    > > >
    > > > It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
    > > > who has given US freedom of the press.
    > > >
    > > > It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
    > > > who has given US freedom of speech.
    > > >
    > > > It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
    > > > who has given US freedom to assemble.
    > > >
    > > > It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
    > > > who has given US the right to a fair trial.
    > > >
    > > > It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
    > > > who has given US the right to vote.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > It is the VETERAN,
    > > > who salutes the Flag,
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > and who stands, below.
    > > >
    > > > And it's the VETERAN, who serves "under" the Flag, below..........
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > ETERNAL REST, GRANT THEM, OH LORD,
    > > > AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.......
    > > >
    > > > On the ABC evening news, it was reported that, 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!"
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > I don't know if you saw the above in the news, but it really
    impressed
    > > me.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > ( Funny, our US Senate &House took 2 days off -(!)- as "they"
    couldn't
    > > > work, because of the hurricane.....)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > The Soldiers, soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a
    > > > tropical storm, said that guarding the Tomb was not just an
    assignment,
    > it
    > > > was the highest honor that can be afforded to a service person.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > The Tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.
    > > >
    > > > I don't usually suggest that many "emails" be forwarded, but I'd be
    >VERY
    > > > proud if this one reached as many as possible - OK?
    > > >
    > > > We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service, no
    > > matter
    > > > where they serve.
    > > >
    > > > God Bless them.
     
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    pretty cool if its true
     
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    :clap: I believe it!
     
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    :clap: :clap: Oh its true alright!!!! Believe it...
     
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    good post. my only comment is you could atleast take the >> out before you post. makes it easier to read.
     
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    It's true:

    http://www.snopes.com/military/isabel.htm

    (go read the rest at the site, it tells the rest of the story)

    Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God.

    So reads the inscription etched into the white granite tomb that marks the resting place of America's official unknown soldiers. The Tomb of the Unknowns remains one of the United States' most revered sites, a permanent reminder of this country's commitment to honor those who died fighting for its freedom. Last week, that commitment was upheld in a way some people might not have even noticed or even thought about.

    When practically every government employee in Washington was beating a hasty retreat to avoid the aftereffects of Hurricane Isabel, a small group of men decided their commitment to duty, honor and country was more important than personal safety or comfort.

    Tomb Guard Sentinels, the elite soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry regiment chosen to act as guards at the Tomb, opted to sustain their constant vigil at the Tomb of the Unknowns rather than flee the oncoming bad weather. To them it was a matter of honoring their personal and professional obligations to the men and women who served before them and who serve now - and obviously do not have the luxury of serving their country only when skies are blue and the sun shines down upon them.

    Although the Tomb of the Unknowns is watched over by Tomb Guards 24 hours a day, 365 days a year regardless of weather conditions, to have soldiers so duty-bound as to ignore their own personal well-being is an example of real patriotism and a real reminder of the sacrifices made to secure the principles of liberty.
     
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    excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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