HolyCoast: The Silent Sentry Hushes a Disrespectful Crowd at the Tomb of the Unknowns

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Silent Sentry Hushes a Disrespectful Crowd at the Tomb of the Unknowns

I believe this is pretty unprecedented:
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.

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.
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:
Sadly, people have lost respect for sacred places.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Back in the day, the unruly members of the crowd would've been brought to heel by the more mannered members of the crowd before the guard could say anything.