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Mon May 27, 2019, 07:11 PM

Haunting photo of soldier honoring unknown soldier stirs hearts ...

As vicious storms bore down on Washington ahead of Memorial Day, the intrepid members of the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” could be seen doing what they do every year – placing small American flags at each headstone in Arlington National Cemetery.

The sight of a soldier kneeling, seemingly impervious to the driving rain and the ominous gray sky, captivated special attention this year as a soldier knelt reverently and gently placed the flag. The storm slammed into Washington last Thursday with pounding rain, crashing thunder and a tornado warning, causing extensive damage.

“With only a few watching from cover, a Tomb Sentinel approached the Unknowns with U.S. flags in hand,” the Old Guard said in a Facebook post. “As thunder shook the ground and rains washed down without abandon, the Tomb Sentinel pierced through the elements with breathtaking precision.”

The soldier who placed the flag was not unknown. He was Tyler McKee, according to WTHR-TV. He was participating in an annual ritual in which soldiers plant more than 245,000 U.S. flags in the cemetery.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-unknown-soldier-tomb-flag-honor-washington-storms-20190527-g6peddu6mbcrpnbpeiezuhccwe-story.html





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Reply Haunting photo of soldier honoring unknown soldier stirs hearts ... (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 2019 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2019 #1
highmindedhavi May 2019 #4
CaliforniaPeggy May 2019 #8
iluvtennis May 2019 #5
BigmanPigman May 2019 #2
Beartracks May 2019 #3
BigmanPigman May 2019 #9
Demovictory9 May 2019 #6
jmowreader May 2019 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 07:18 PM

1. Glorious photos of an honorable man doing what honorable men do.

We honor our unknown dead. We don't know who they were or what victories they accomplished, but they laid down their lives for us.

We owe them a debt that can never be repaid.





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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:01 PM

4. Great reply

 

Also, thanks for leaving politics out

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Response to highmindedhavi (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:18 PM

8. And I thank you for your kind reply!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:07 PM

5. + agree

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 07:47 PM

2. Meanwhile President It couldn't brave a few raindrops in France last year.

I guess the poor snowflake was afraid his tan and hair would melt.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2019, 08:37 PM

3. Probably right on both. But he's fearful of pretty much everything. n/t

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:53 PM

9. He probably needs to go to the emergency room for a paper cut.

Whoever invented that Big tRump Baby balloon was spot on.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:09 PM

6. trump would fear for his hair do

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:09 PM

7. What this article does not say is as important as what it does

Those guys guard the Tomb.

They guard it in daytime, nighttime, the worst weather imaginable...they will even stand out there during a hurricane.

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