ARLINGTON, Va. - Video posted online shows a guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia silencing a crowd after laughter is heard.I've been there and watched the sentry slowly march back and forth. The crowd that hot July day was very quiet and spoke in near whispers if at all. I took this photo:
Usually the guards patrol in silence.
However, after the disruption, the solder stops and addresses the onlookers.
"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect," he said as he stopped in stance.
The crowd fell silent.
The guard continued his patrol.
No other disruptions were reported that day.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I believe this is pretty unprecedented:
Posted by Rick Moore on 11/15/2011