Duty, Honor, Service

I just completed this tribute illustration to the guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetary in Washington, D.C.  This fallen soldier’s grave is gaurded around the clock by members of the U’S. Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard”.  The Old Guard is the oldest active infantry unit in the military, in service to the U.S. since 1784.  These dedicated soliders guard the tomb 24 hours a day, despite the conditions, rain or shine, cold or heat and have done so in an unbroken chain of soldiers dating back to 1926.  Their motto is “A soldier never dies until he is forgotten.”  You can learn more about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here.

Recent events in Garland Texas have cuased some to question our 1st Amendment right to free spoeech.  It is becuase of the sacrificies made by soldiers like the one gaurded in this tomb, and countless others like him that we have that right at all.  God bless America’s military past and present and may all of our fallen soldiers rest in peace!