User Profile: Bonsai1

Bonsai1

Member Since: October 30, 2012

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  • October 31, 2012 at 7:11pm

    “that is what my son would look like”

  • October 31, 2012 at 7:06pm

    Friends of Trevon

  • October 29, 2012 at 10:06pm

    ARLINGTON CEMETERY

    Jeopardy
    Question:

    On
    Jeopardy the other night, the final question was
    “How many steps does the guard take during his
    walk across the tomb of the Unknowns” —-
    All three contestants missed it! –

    This
    is really an awesome sight to watch if you’ve
    never had the chance.
    Very fascinating.

    Tomb
    of the Unknown Soldier

    1.
    How many steps does the guard take during his
    walk across the tomb of the Unknowns
    and why?

    21
    steps:
    It
    alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which
    is the
    highest honor given any military or foreign
    dignitary.

    2.
    How long does he hesitate after his about face
    to begin his return
    walk and why?

    21
    seconds for the same reason as answer number
    1

    3.
    Why are his gloves wet?

    His
    gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his
    grip on the rifle.

    4.
    Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all
    the time
    and, if
    not, why not?

    He
    carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the
    tomb. After his march across the
    path, he
    executes an about face and moves the rifle to
    the outside shoulder.

    5.
    How often are the guards changed?

    Guards
    are changed every thirty minutes,
    twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a
    year.

    6.
    What are the physical traits of the guard
    limited to?

    For
    a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he
    must be
    between 5′ 10′ and 6′ 2′ tall and
    his waist size cannot exceed 30.

    They
    must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb,
    live in

  • October 29, 2012 at 10:00pm

    Thought you would be interested

    God bless our soldiers!

    ARLINGTON CEMETERY

    Jeopardy
    Question:

    On
    Jeopardy the other night, the final question was
    “How many steps does the guard take during his
    walk across the tomb of the Unknowns” —-
    All three contestants missed it! –

    This
    is really an awesome sight to watch if you’ve
    never had the chance.
    Very fascinating.

    Tomb
    of the Unknown Soldier

    1.
    How many steps does the guard take during his
    walk across the tomb of the Unknowns
    and why?

    21
    steps:
    It
    alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which
    is the
    highest honor given any military or foreign
    dignitary.

    2.
    How long does he hesitate after his about face
    to begin his return
    walk and why?

    21
    seconds for the same reason as answer number
    1

    3.
    Why are his gloves wet?

    His
    gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his
    grip on the rifle.

    4.
    Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all
    the time
    and, if
    not, why not?

    He
    carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the
    tomb. After his march across the
    path, he
    executes an about face and moves the rifle to
    the outside shoulder.

    5.
    How often are the guards changed?

    Guards
    are changed every thirty minutes,
    twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a
    year.

    6.
    What are the physical traits of the guard
    limited to?

    For
    a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he
    must be
    between 5′ 10′ and 6′ 2′ tall and
    his waist size cannot exceed 30.

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