Lonely Duties Part2

I'll see if I can find the Nat'l Geog. Arlington video you recommended. Someday, I suppose, I'll have to get something like a Netflix account. Just one lottery win away from having every luxury. :)

cth: "What an amazing choice of example you made!"

Inspired by recalling that video of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier shushing people, in substance saying, "People! THIS! is what is happening here, THIS! is what is important here!" Just watched it again. "It is requested," the Guard commands! My fist hit my chest and my eyes leaked.

(Heh. Can you imagine some gaggle of fools (survivors from our planet are easily spotted) wandering into the Throneroom in flip-flops and Hawaiian-print shirt with flash camera and popcorn, talking amongst ourselves… I mean, themselves? The "bark" of the Guards would be a tad more powerful than that of the soldier! ZAP!)

Shortly after I posted my earlier comment, I saw again the video of the young man (don't call him a kid!) saluting with the flag on the beach at Normandy. Another "boring" duty.

If these seem a tad off-topic from your initial message, I have to bring things "down to earth" for my mundane mentality. Also, don't recall where I found things, so I don't know, but maybe I first saw one or both of those videos here! For both reasons, I've linked them rather than embedding. (When I don't know what the "rules" are, I make some up as I go along.) :)