To Our Fallen Heroes

Originally posted on Monochromia.

Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery“For love of country, they accepted death.”

Monday, May 25th is Memorial Day in the United States, a federal holiday on which those who gave their lives while serving in the country’s armed forces are remembered and honored. At Arlington National Cemetery, a U.S. military cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Honor Guard pays tribute at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Forever indebted …

To learn more about the extraordinary elite Guard who serve to man this post 24/7, 365 days a year, visit my post Guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns.

18 thoughts on “To Our Fallen Heroes

  1. Good Morning Stacy on this Memorial Day. In a little bit, I’ll head down to our annual Memorial Day Program, one of my most favorite committees that I have the privilege of serving on.
    Thanks for the link to your post from last year (I didn’t know about the 21 steps up and back). This image is perfect in B&W.
    Today is about so much more than cookouts, for sure!

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    • Hi, Laurie! Another committee? 😉 But what a wonderful one! I’m so glad you took a look at that link – so much symbolism is involved in guarding the Tomb and it adds to the experience to know the whys and wherefores. I know you’ve written your own post about Memorial Day and I definitely promise to visit … soon!

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    • Thanks, Cee. The whole changing of the guard ceremony is so emotional and something I wish everyone could see. What these Guards take on in the names of their fallen comrades is so heartfelt and honorable. If you get a chance, follow the link to read about them.

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