Honorable Perseverance


Military Honor Guard on duty at the Tomb of the Unknown during Hurricane Sandy

As most people batten down the hatches Between-the-Beltways for the Frankenstorm Hurricane Sandy hitting the Eastern Seaboard, a military honor guard remains vigilant at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery.  This is a tradition which the military has consistently kept since 1937, which both honors the dead in battle and embodies the American warrior compunction to strive to never leave their dead behind.

If only everyone up and down the military hierarchy shared this ethic of honorable perseverance for their brothers-in-arms.

 

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DCBarroco: The surreal musings of a "party animal" living Between the Beltways, whose favorite contact sport may be politics, but who also has interests that are not poll driven, who thinks beyond the next spin cycle and who will caucus with diverse special interest groups.

Posted on October 29, 2012, in History, News, Pictorial and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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