This photo is making in the rounds around the Military today and it is completely blowing the tops of Veterans who have served and who have family and friends DIE for this Country. American Military News reports:
“Taps” is a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies, and at military funerals by the United States armed forces and is regularly played at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Not standing for Taps is incredibly disrespectful.”
“I support everyone’s right to free speech, but I feel in in the shadow of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier it is inappropriate,” Zachary Bell tweeted.
Another twitter user tweeted: “The fact that people are kneeling at the [Tomb of the Unknown Soldier] is absolutely sickening,” one Twitter user wrote. “Fu—-g inhumane.”
A brief history on the Tomb:
“The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater.
The white marble sarcophagus has a flat-faced form and is relieved at the corners and along the sides by neo-classic pilasters, or columns, set into the surface. Sculpted into the east panel which faces Washington, D.C., are three Greek figures representing Peace, Victory, and Valor. The six wreaths, three sculpted on each side, represent the six major campaigns of World War I. Inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words:
Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God
The Tomb sarcophagus was placed above the grave of the Unknown Soldier of World War I. West of the World War I Unknown are the crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Those three graves are marked with white marble slabs flush with the plaza.” – Quoted from Arlington Cemetery
If you believe this is an incredibly dishonorable gesture and it makes your blood boil to see this…drop a comment below.
(Feature Photo Courtesy of: Facebook via Military Times)