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No Laughing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Posted on 05/03/2012 7:41:04 AM PDT by slouch-no-more

This is a very brief video, and it will inspire you. God bless our brave men and women.


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1 posted on 05/03/2012 7:41:08 AM PDT by slouch-no-more
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To: slouch-no-more
Why not just post @a link to the YouTube video instead of directing to the website first?
2 posted on 05/03/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: slouch-no-more
My Dad walked the mat in the early 40's. He placed a wreath w/ Charles DeGaulle and saw Eleanor Roosevelt get her hat caught in a tree.

He passed away a year and a half ago. I miss him every day.

Thanks for sharing this.

3 posted on 05/03/2012 7:47:22 AM PDT by wildehunt
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To: slouch-no-more

I’ve seen this a few times and always share it on Facebook. How can you go there and not be quiet and show reverence? Some people are just so ungrateful and ignorant.


4 posted on 05/03/2012 7:48:21 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: slouch-no-more
Here's one that's even older...@Jun 24, 2009
5 posted on 05/03/2012 7:49:17 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: slouch-no-more

Thank you,Old Guard. Very professional way to straighten out those tools.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 7:51:28 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: wildehunt
My Dad walked the mat in the early 40's.

God bless. Thanks for your dad's dedicated service,and condolences for your loss.
7 posted on 05/03/2012 7:53:12 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: philman_36

You’re right philman. I’ll do that next time, thanks.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 7:55:35 AM PDT by slouch-no-more
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To: philman_36

notice the comments argument

folks know immediately what sort would laugh at such a solemn place


9 posted on 05/03/2012 7:58:17 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: wildehunt

God bless your dad and many thanks for his faithful service.

I have been to the Tomb of the Unknowns a few times. The men that walk the mat are just glorious, that’s just one of the words I could use. I was just in awe of how faithful and dedicated these men are. I cried, I smiled and I was deeply moved.

It is just a shame that there are those that are to illiterate to be in polite society. I’m glad they got a verbal slapdown.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 8:06:40 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: gimme1ibertee

I was there a few years ago, and a rude, annoying group of non-American-born tourists from Brooklyn walked to the site laughing, taking photos of each other and drinking beverages beyond the point that visitors are allowed.

The ceremony started and the soldier clocked himself in his head with the barrel of his rifle knocking off his hat. The crowd gasped (myself included because it must have really hurt.) The ringleader of the Brooklyn gaggle (who happened to be standing in front of me) laughed. I was on the steps behind him and literally towered over him. I said “show some respect or you won’t walk out of her”. The moron turned white and apologized. After the ceremony, half a dozen people came up to me and thanked me. I swear, if that asshat had said something stupid, I would have kicked his sorry butt down those stairs.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: slouch-no-more

Wow...I can’t believe people aren’t just naturally quiet. What chuckle headed idiots.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: wardaddy; slouch-no-more
notice the comments argument

If slouch-no-more had wanted to draw attention to the comments at the site then a comment in reply #1 along those lines would have been appropriate.
No such comment was made. I will go visit now just because of the comment you've made.
Somebody owes you a "thank you".

folks know immediately what sort would laugh at such a solemn place
I know the sort without having to go there and read the comments, as should you, just by the title.

13 posted on 05/03/2012 8:20:12 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: wardaddy
notice the comments argument
I see no comments at the site. Do you have a link to them?
And I even linked to the exact same video without ever having gone to the site. Rather amazing, wasn't it.
14 posted on 05/03/2012 8:23:23 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
Why not just post @a link to the YouTube video instead of directing to the website first?

Because it's unnecessary and hypocritical.

A click won't kill anyone. And the site does the free work of drawing attention to the video.

Exactly - not kind of, but exactly - like Free Republic draws attention to articles not found on Free Republic.

Of would you rather people clicked on the source articles, instead of the Free Republic comment threads?

15 posted on 05/03/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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I’m talking about he youtube site you posted...the comments there.

Immediately folks who commented said it was likely liberals who would laugh at such a place.

I was inspired to see how innately many people know that


16 posted on 05/03/2012 9:22:57 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Talisker
Of would you rather people clicked on the source articles, instead of the Free Republic comment threads?
It's their choice, isn't it? They may not want to read the comments and are only interested in the articles.

And ummm...in case you haven't noticed, you have to click on the source link to read all of the article most of the time anyway.
Too much for you to fathom?

17 posted on 05/03/2012 9:44:57 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: wardaddy
I’m talking about he youtube site you posted...the comments there.
Ah, I've got you now. My pardon.
18 posted on 05/03/2012 9:46:27 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: slouch-no-more

Yep....saw the same thing happen. Got quiet real fast. Great Soldiers there.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 9:54:22 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: slouch-no-more
Just wondering, but are those guns loaded? He looked awfully menacing, but without something to back it up...
20 posted on 05/03/2012 10:24:41 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: gimme1ibertee

I find it boring after half a minute or so. I keep wondering why all the training, grace, and latent power if the soldiers isn’t put to better use. Not that I dislike ceremony. But it has to be in service of something sacred, or at least something worth revering. Fedguv takes itself way too seriously. It is not a church.

Doesn’t help that I don’t believe in most of our wars.


21 posted on 02/06/2013 3:41:30 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

You, sir, are an ass.


22 posted on 03/16/2013 8:09:51 AM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans

I know you are, but what am I?


23 posted on 03/16/2013 12:43:48 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

BTTT

Post 21 here deserves much more ridicule and derision than it received.


24 posted on 03/17/2013 9:25:54 PM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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