Have Kneeling Protests Now Spread to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?

Is there any more hallowed or sacred are in Arlington National Cemetery than the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?

The monument was placed to honor an unidentified American soldier from World War I who “rests in honored glory” and is “known but to God.”

The memorial site, also known as the Tomb of the Unknowns, is dedicated to U.S. service members who died but whose remains were never identified from World War I, World War II and the Korean War.


It is a site that demands respect.

In this ultra-polarized atmosphere however, disrespect has even crept into this site, a disgusting display to be sure.


The image shows one man kneeling while a vast majority of the crowd stands at attention with hands over heart, during the playing of the bugle call “Taps.”

Veteran ambassador Zachary Bell expressed his dismay at the lack of respect, but voiced hope that someone might educate the young man on the importance of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier …


The tomb is such a vital piece of the fabric of our military that men and women guard the site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and in any weather.

As evidenced by this image from January of last year, when most of Washington was shut down due to a severe snowstorm.


In another display of utter disrespect several years ago, people in the crowd at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were laughing in the midst of the ceremony.


Had soldiers seen the aforementioned man kneeling, they surely would have had something to say.

Was this an intentional display of disrespect or simply a lazy person in the crowd not paying attention? Tell us what you think below!

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