War News Updates: Picture Of The Day

War News Updates: Picture Of The Day.

The 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) is the longest serving infantry regiment in the US Army, and is the ceremonial unit assigned to Washington, D.C.  The Old Guard provides ceremonial services for visiting dignitaries, burial services for veterans at Arlington National Cemetery, and serves as headquarters for such units as the Honor Guard the the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and The Army Drill Team (our own reader and commenter Esli is a former member of The Army Drill Team).

U.S. Army soldiers with 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) carry the casket of Army Cpl. Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last American World War I veteran, for his funeral ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, March 15, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Adora Gonzalez

2 thoughts on “War News Updates: Picture Of The Day”

  1. Esli, First, I just want to say *THANK YOU* for your service to this Country. Many times it is not seen or heard, but it plays an important role in keeping the “Traditions of the Military” Alive. We all know there are many things the civilian world neither sees nor understands, including this one, about the Military. But here, in a place of *great emotional pain*, these people know what to do and do it very well. They do it with respect, discipline and real honor.

    I had the opportunity, honor to see this come together, not at Arlington. At the request of the family, I traveled to the Mid-Western U.S. I will never forget it.

  2. I am quite proud of my time in TOG, and from it I learned lessons in leadership and standards that I still apply in the army today, even though I left almost 21 years ago. I would observe, though, that sometimes, you don’t realize the true extent of what a place is like when you are 18-22 years old.

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