Lest We Forget

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Lest We Forget

That was the title of the forwarded e-mail I received earlier today and I, being intrigued, read on.  After I read and wiped a tear from my eye, I looked at the pictures that were sent to me.  

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

These pictures were taken during the storm of Hurricane Sandy and it just has to fill you with pride and admiration of the outstanding dedication and discipline of the Soldiers who stand guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  **Correction, apparently these pictures were NOT taken during the Hurricane, non-the-less these Soldiers stand guard proudly and the point is still made that they are one dedicated bunch**  Here is the link to the article just found http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/soldiers-guard-the-tomb-of-unknowns-during-hurricane-sandy/.  Thank you Emmary  for the comment and correction :).  

The tomb of the Unknown Soldier has not been left unguarded since the first Soldier from the US Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment called The Old Guard started guarding the memorial on 6 April, 1948.  

I was a Soldier for 21 years and would love to believe that I had that kind of discipline...but not even close.  These Soldiers need to be honored for their sheer dedication.  I hope this fills you with pride today and thank you to whomever sent me that e-mail earlier today with these wonderful pictures.  Take time out to remember the dedicated men and women who stand guard for us all! 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Hurricane Sandy
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Comments (20)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I took my daughter to a "changing of the guard" ceremony there once.  Truly moving as well.  And these guys have such a strict lifestyle that must be maintained while holding this position.  I stand with you in honoring them.

Nov 01, 2012 06:57 AM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Hi Tammy-How funny, I was just at your post.  Anyway, they do have a very strict regimen but wow, do they honor this memorial....it's inspiring :)!

Nov 01, 2012 07:01 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

You may not believe that you could do that duty.  However, I would bet money that the discipline, hard work and honor you learned are with you and will always be.


Nov 01, 2012 07:19 AM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Hi Lenn-Thanks so much for the compliment :)!  

Nov 01, 2012 07:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Brenda their dedication is amazing.  My two sons got to participate in that ceremony when they went to Washington with their Boy Scout Troop.  Both of them are Eagle Scouts, and the Eagle Scouts got to present the wreath that the Troop had purchased.

Nov 01, 2012 07:29 AM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Hi George-That is absoltely awesome!  I bet your sons were so proudm (and their dad too)!

Nov 01, 2012 07:34 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We watched this as it was going down on the news.... Quiet thought provoking and emotional.

Nov 01, 2012 07:42 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

you was a soldier for 21 years?


I'm sure, Brenda you are a very disciplined these days( everyone who reads your blogs can easily agree:)

Nov 01, 2012 08:01 AM
Emmary Simpson
Las Cruces Homes and Land - Las Cruces, NM
Serving Las Cruces, NM

While the photo you posted was not taken during Hurricane Sandy (it was taken in September), the image and the thought of those young men doing their duty in all sorts of weather situations makes my heart swell with pride.

Nov 01, 2012 08:12 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Brenda you'd know about their dedication and committment after 21 years - thanks for YOUR service!  My brother was one of the soldiers that guarded the unknown grave many years ago. He was very proud of that.

Nov 01, 2012 08:25 AM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Hi John-It is, isn't it?

Hi Inna-Yes I was..I retired as an Army medic in 2008 and am an Iraq war vet...my husband is still in :).  

Hi Emmary-It does make my heart swell with pride and I was told the picture was, but thank you for correcting me and I will correct the post.  

Hi Anna-Your brother rocks Anna!  This is such a hard job.  

Nov 01, 2012 08:29 AM
Jon Karlen
Finish Line Realty - Louisville Ky Real Estate - Metropolitan Service Area - Louisville, KY
Louisville Kentucky real estate - Metro Area

Truly inspiring photos.  I saw those posted on facebook the other day. I'm glad they made their way here.  Thanks!

Nov 01, 2012 08:35 AM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Hi Jon-They are really great photos that are inspiring, aren't they :)?

Nov 01, 2012 08:37 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Really Brenda,

sending you and your family my respect and admiration.

21 years!

Nov 01, 2012 09:19 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Brenda. I salute each and every veteran, who has served our country. These Marines at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are a Special Group of Young Men. That's a lot of discipline and dedication too.

Nov 01, 2012 10:10 AM
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Brenda ~ > This photo was being passed around Facebook for days.  It seemed like some were mocking it and some were proudly passing it around. The tomb of the unknown soldier and the soldiers who stand guard should be displayed with honor, only! 

Oh, and thank YOU for YOUR service!! Lest we Forget! (Never in our lifetime!)

Nov 01, 2012 10:10 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

You were a soldier for 21 years???? You barely look like your over 21 years of age! My dad was an Army soldier for 20 years and he enjoyed it. I am very proud of him!

Nov 01, 2012 01:03 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Hi Brenda, I saw the picture circulate online & of course hubby had to repost it. I believe they are allowed to leave once the wind reaches a certain speed ... I doubt any of them ever would though.

I don't think it matters during which storm the picture was taken, it doesn't change what it stands for nor how we feel about it. Their dedication is unmatched.. and, yes, I do believe that you would, too!

Nov 01, 2012 02:17 PM
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

HI Inna-Thanks so much :)!

Hi Jerry-I know you do and yes they are :)!

Hi Frank and Karen-I must have been under a rock or something lol :)!  I can't believe anyone would mock it, unbelievable!  You two are awesome :)!

Hi Sussie-Yep and thank you so much lol :)!  I WISH I only looked 21 lol :)!  I am sure your dad is proud that you are proud :)!

Hi Andrea-I am sure they are too...but it's cool that they are so dedicated and disciplined!  I would need some serious training and a mind set change lol to do this.  

Nov 01, 2012 10:56 PM
Sheila Moran
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) - New Braunfels, TX
SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32

I spent 2 hours this past May just sitting there and marveling at them.


Their dedication is inspiring!

Nov 03, 2012 09:42 AM