APPRECIATE THE MOMENT

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I saw the changing of the guard a couple of years ago. They had their shit tight!
 
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I watched these good folks for the better part of an afternoon one day. It's a great way to pass some time.

Interesting was that when the next shift showed up around back, they each were carrying their own shining M-14 stocks.

I can really appreciate that kind of stuff.

A well finished M-14 stock earned me LCpl one day in 1966...

Greg
 

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Some hard honorable duty. Those guys are great.

Looks like "The Old Guard" preps their M14s much like the USMC Silent Drill Platoon preps their Garands - the pistol grip is completely sanded away.

This one needs more linseed...



Opening my safe and getting hit with the aroma of linseed is like walking into a kitchen with bread in the oven.



 

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Took the family to see this awesome sight this past year. Son 2 daughters wife and myself. It was our first time seeing this. It was an experience that we will never forget. Shortly after we entered the cemetery their was a flyover that shook the ground we were standing on and this set the tone a little higher for our experience here. We immediately walked to the changinging of the guard. I guess the jets kicked up a lot of dust here. It was very emotional for many reasons. To see the dedication of those in the guard was extraordinary to say the least.

However I did feel some other emotion their as well. To see people who really dont appreciate the sacrifices of those who paid the ultamate price for our freedoms that we are blessed with today. Some folks talking out loud just outside the ropes wearing hats in the presence of this awesome spectacle inside the ropes. I found it to disgust me from their ignorance of the price paid. I truly dont understand why people in this country do not understand what our freedoms cost. I myself have never served but have the deepest respect for those that I have. I THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THIS GREAT NATION!!
 

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Took the family to see this awesome sight this past year. Son 2 daughters wife and myself. It was our first time seeing this. It was an experience that we will never forget. Shortly after we entered the cemetery their was a flyover that shook the ground we were standing on and this set the tone a little higher for our experience here. We immediately walked to the changinging of the guard. I guess the jets kicked up a lot of dust here. It was very emotional for many reasons. To see the dedication of those in the guard was extraordinary to say the least.

However I did feel some other emotion their as well. To see people who really dont appreciate the sacrifices of those who paid the ultamate price for our freedoms that we are blessed with today. Some folks talking out loud just outside the ropes wearing hats in the presence of this awesome spectacle inside the ropes. I found it to disgust me from their ignorance of the price paid. I truly dont understand why people in this country do not understand what our freedoms cost. I myself have never served but have the deepest respect for those that I have. I THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THIS GREAT NATION!!
in a perfect world.....there would be roving infantrymen patrolling the AO, intruding on the personal space of those not showing the proper amount of respect.
 

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that aint angry enough. the first video he had it going for the first few words....after that, he ran out of rage in his voice.

My kid is reading a book about the Montgomery 9.

Its account by one of the students that was attending school under guard of Troopers from the 101st.

She recounts a couple of episodes that despite being escorted by a "Screaming Eagle" she came under physical attack.

It was interesting she describes how once attacked her personal guard "Danny" would caution her "Stay still" than from the "shadows" other Troops would appear silently with nightsticks at the ready to defuse the situation.

The 101st had to walk the razors edge. Active duty soldiers beating kids with night sticks wouldn't have helped things. Likely their restraint, discipline and proffessionalism did more to make that desegregation possible than anything else.

Interesting as Im guessing some of those soldiers may have had varying sympathies.
 

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The guard will put you in your place if you get disrespectful....



I was there in 2018 for the interment of an old friend. We saw the last patrol of the first woman member of the Guard before her retirement or reassignment. Quite touching. Like the video above, some idiot got loud and got put down severely.