I didn’t want to leave for the holiday weekend without posting this to my blog. I hope you enjoy the information as much as I did. I have a high regard for our troops who put themselves in harms way everyday to protect our freedom and way of life. They don’t expect anything from us, and usually don’t receive much from us. After reading this I have raised my respect for our troops.
I hope we all have the chance this weekend to honor all of the soldiers that have served our country and have paid the ultimate price in defense of this great nation. Pay a visit to their final resting grounds and offer a moment of prayer or reflection for their commitment to our way of life.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?
21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one-gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.
3. Why are his gloves wet?
His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.
God Bless and keep them.