Sacredly housing various bodies of "unknown" American service members, the "Tomb Of the Unknowns" continues to be a highly regarded monument that is expected to be given nothing but the highest of respects.
This burial is constantly posted with a guard, who is transitioned out every so often and replaced with another. This transition, known as the "Changing Of The Guard" is a ceremonious event that entails strategic movement and pacing. It is during that time that all viewers and guests are expected to maintain silence in respect for those who were lost.
In an individual captured clip, we are able to watch the meticulous and emotional routine given by the posted soldier. Unfortunately, in the background, we are also able to hear loud laughter and various sounds of tom foolery during this mandated time of silence and respect.
Well, this act of clear disrespect did not sit too well with the guard, who abruptly halted his routine to firmly and directly tell the rowdy audience members to zip it! The guard yells,
"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect."
Pure silence spread throughout the monument. The guard, clearly upset with the lack of order he received, waits a few silent seconds before resuming the sacred routine. Can we get a round of applause in light of this incredible gentleman maintaining order and respect for those that sacrificed themselves for what we are fortunate enough to have today?
Nicely done, soldier.
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