This video, as simple as it may be, packs a powerful punch.
When a group of rude, disrespectful men started laughing and murmuring during a military memorial, this brave soldier at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery silences the crowd and demands respect. The video went viral, with more than six million views on YouTube.
The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. When visiting this memorial, it’s of utmost importance that guests are silent and respectful.
“It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect,” he declares, as he stops in stance with his rifle out front. Notice how everyone is silenced as soon as he speaks. It’s amazing to witness this kind of reaction from such a stoic hero. I hope these tourists learned their lesson the next time they visit such a significant place. I have a feeling they did.
I love when people stand up for what’s right — like when a judge found a woman’s behavior so unacceptable during her sentencing that he put her right in her place.