Today is Veterans Day in the US
It is also Armistice Day for our friends in the UK
And Remembrance Day for our friends in Canada
In the US, thousands visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier every year, but the Tomb is not a "tourist attraction." The guards do not speak but the one in this video did. And we thank him for demanding proper respect for those who are buried there and those they represent..
If the video doesn't play, click here.
Those resting at the Plaza represent the missing and unknown service members for our military from four wars: World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War.. It's a place where friends, family and strangers can go to grieve or pay respect. A picnic or party atmosphere is disrespectful. Take a moment and read a short history of the Tomb.
Visit the FAQ page of The Society of the Honor Guard,The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for interesting facts -- not the mix of fact and fiction widely circulated in emails and posted on forums!
And when you see veterans selling poppies this weekend, we hope you will not only give a donation but thank them for their service to our country.