You’d think that if you were attending a military memorial, you’d know that you have to have some respect.
But you’d think that even if someone didn’t agree with America’s military, they’d at least keep their mouths shut and pay tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom.
Especially at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where we recognize a man who was not able to be identified, although he dedicated his life to the good fight.
But as you’ll see in the video below, two idiots visiting the memorial have no respect. During the ritual, which is supposed to be revered, the two nimrods start laughing as the man with the gun on his shoulder, performs his duty.
Watch how the guard silences the brats and teaches them a lesson in respect.
The video, which highlights the unthinkable moment, was first shared on LiveLeak and has since gotten another 13.7 million views on YouTube.
During the ritual, the soldier marches beyond the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the rifle on his shoulder. He then hears terrible people talking and laughing in the crowd.
He halts his march, about faces, and then announces to the crowd:“It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect.”
The crowd immediately goes quiet and the idiots quietly turn red as they know they were the ones causing problems. How embarrassing…
For several moments, the soldier stares at the offenders, drilling home the point that they disrespected the soldier and American tradition. Then he turns around and resumes his march.
Check out the video footage for yourself and see the best way to teach people a lesson in respect.
Hundreds of people have shared their reactions to the moment in the comments. Here are some of the most popular responses:
“Well done. People, that place is a place of honor and respect, treat it as such.”
“Off duty he would’ve knocked them the f*** out.”
“Good for him, people just dont have any respect anymore”
“as a great man said “manners maketh man” that guard has got both manners and respect from all who were there.”
“Nothing but respect here it’s great to see the Guard put the crowd in their place. We should always have respect for those who lay down their lives to defend their nation.”
“It is unfortunate, that our country is infected with so many of the disrespectful and ungrateful. “
Information about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:
According to the Arlington National Cemetery website, “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.”
“Inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words: Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God”
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What do you think about the punks who were talking and laughing during the military service?