Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery

Sacred Duty A Soldier s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An ode to excellence An inspiring read for every American Robert M GatesAn extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery Senator Tom Cotton s Sacred

  • Title: Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Author: Tom Cotton
  • ISBN: 0062863177
  • Page: 378
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  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An ode to excellence An inspiring read for every American Robert M GatesAn extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Tom Cotton s Sacred Duty offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of The Old Guard, the revered U.S Army unit whose mission is to honor our country s fallen heroes on the most hallowed NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An ode to excellence An inspiring read for every American Robert M GatesAn extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Tom Cotton s Sacred Duty offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of The Old Guard, the revered U.S Army unit whose mission is to honor our country s fallen heroes on the most hallowed ground in America.Cotton was a platoon leader with the storied 3rd U.S Infantry Regiment The Old Guard between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan At the height of the Iraq Surge, he carried the flag draped remains of his fallen comrades off of airplanes at Dover Air Force Base, and he laid them to rest in Arlington s famed Section 60, the saddest acre in America He also performed hundreds of funerals for veterans of the Greatest Generation, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars.The Old Guard has embodied the ideals of honor and sacrifice across our nation s history America s oldest active duty regiment, dating back to 1784, The Old Guard conducts daily military honor funerals on the 624 rolling acres of Arlington, where generations of American heroes rest Its soldiers hold themselves to the standard of perfection in sweltering heat, frigid cold, and driving rain Every funeral is a no fail, zero defect mission, whether honoring a legendary general or a humble private.In researching and writing the book, Cotton returned to Arlington and shadowed the regiment s soldiers, from daily funerals to the state funeral of President George H W Bush to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reliving the honor and the challenges of duty at the nation s most sacred shrine Part history of The Old Guard, part memoir of Cotton s time at Arlington, part intimate profile of the today s soldiers, Sacred Duty is an unforgettable testament to the timeless power of service and sacrifice to our nation Get A Copy StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries ebook, 320 pages Published May 14th 2019 by William Morrow More Details ISBN 0062863177 ISBN13 9780062863171 Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Sacred Duty, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book 2019 NPR Recommendations 14 books 3 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.28 Rating details 317 ratings 67 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 65 More filters Sort order Aug 21, 2019 Judy rated it it was amazing review of another edition For a history lover, this was an inspirational and heart warming read as well as informative I don t come from a military family With the exception of my father who served in the Texas National Guard before I was born, I can think of only a couple of family members that served in the military But I am a part of a dedicatedly patriotic family How Arlington became our National military cemetery was of particular interest to me I knew that the land belonged to General Robert E Lee was his far For a history lover, this was an inspirational and heart warming read as well as informative I don t come from a military family With the exception of my father who served in the Texas National Guard before I was born, I can think of only a couple of family members that served in the military But I am a part of a dedicatedly patriotic family How Arlington became our National military cemetery was of particular interest to me I knew that the land belonged to General Robert E Lee was his farm When Lee left his West Point commission to lead the Confederate army, the Union army moved into his house and occupied the surrounding land Remember many of the early Civil War battles took place around the Washington D.C area As the war continued, the military leaders were determined that Lee would never have his land again so they began burying soldiers killed in the war After the war, the cemetery was established as a National Cemetery, and eventually, the Lee family was paid for the land they lost The other most interesting part to me was the history and current observance of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Since I will never be able to visit there and see the ceremony, I enjoyed it via YouTube I am very proud and moved by how THE OLD GUARD, as America s oldest active duty regiment, dating back to 1784, takes their stewardship of showing honor to the country s fallen flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 27, 2019 William rated it it was amazing This is an exceptional book very thorough and highly detailed on all aspects of the Old Guard s organization, operations, and environment It highlights the sincere dedication and deep pride felt by each of its soldiers and their families This is genuine and life altering, as the author who served with the Old Guard, knows personally Senator Cotton clearly emphasizes the sense of history and honor felt by the soldiers towards those who have served, those who are laid to rest at Arlington and This is an exceptional book very thorough and highly detailed on all aspects of the Old Guard s organization, operations, and environment It highlights the sincere dedication and deep pride felt by each of its soldiers and their families This is genuine and life altering, as the author who served with the Old Guard, knows personally Senator Cotton clearly emphasizes the sense of history and honor felt by the soldiers towards those who have served, those who are laid to rest at Arlington and those who mourn them There are no lengths too great to ensure proper honors are rendered and unit traditions upheld For those interested in organizational behavior and performance, the Old Guard is a perfect example of a high performing, world class, professional organization Every activity from recruitment selection to orientation to integration to testing to execution is focused upon sustaining excellence in a no mistakes once in a lifetime experience High standards, introduced from the beginning, by highly qualified and experienced unit members regardless of rank set expectations in the minds of new members Teamwork is inculcated immediately as these experts all work to help the new members succeed at training, inspections, and qualification tests All of these elements ensure not only today s success but continued success Full disclosure I was one of those officials who passed through the background working with the Old Guard from 2000 2002 I observed their excellence in numerous ceremonies, special events, high visibility funerals concluding with one for a classmate where I was the escort , and at my own retirement parade I also watched their performance during the weeks after 9 11 since I worked with several of those key leaders named flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 02, 2019 Donna Hines rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Old Guard is a time honored tradition in providing respect, empathy, compassion, honor, and due diligence to those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice.This book describes what it takes to become part of this prestigious group of men, in time honored traditions, with dignity and respect for all.It s a book that discusses than just monitoring round the clock in all weather elements of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was truly a fascinating read but it also addresses the servi The Old Guard is a time honored tradition in providing respect, empathy, compassion, honor, and due diligence to those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice.This book describes what it takes to become part of this prestigious group of men, in time honored traditions, with dignity and respect for all.It s a book that discusses than just monitoring round the clock in all weather elements of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was truly a fascinating read but it also addresses the service provided to all funerals and the respect given to our fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery There s a section in there about the passing of our 41st President and the scurry to be there for him to give last respects in full glory.In depth details about the cemetery, the tomb, and the funerals is provided as well as the extent of the selection process to become part of this greatest active duty regiment of the US Army.Tom Cotton is the person who can take you literally into the process from beginning to end showcasing how and why everything is performed to perfection.A truly amazing read with insightful memories never before offered up to the general public flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 07, 2019 Alan rated it it was amazing An amazing story of amazing people who sacrifice daily for the dignity and honor of this country s war dead and veterans The Old Guard has such a storied history that ties it to America and makes me proud to be an American and a veteran A very in depth and interesting book that sheds light on the complex processes, ceremonies, and activities that these soldiers perform and perfect to honor our military and country flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 11, 2019 Jeff Steinlage rated it really liked it Excellent behind the scenes of The Old Guard flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 11, 2019 Catherine rated it it was amazing Absolutely beautiful testament to our fallen heroes flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 11, 2019 Robert J Bishop rated it it was amazing review of another edition Great read Have a great perspective of Arlington and the people who are serving and have served there flag 2 likesLike see review May 26, 2019 Mary T Jette rated it it was amazing review of another edition Excellent read This book is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices our military makes daily The chapter about the Tomb Guards is especially touching flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 16, 2019 Peter Schmeltzer rated it it was ok While I appreciate and respect the service this book describes, it seemed tiring and was hard to stay interested This is coming from someone who reads a 600 page history book about a single day flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 28, 2019 Tim rated it really liked it Nice informative book flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 28, 2019 Jim Mackell rated it liked it Senator Cotton is a former member of The Old Guard , which among its other duties provides the guard and watch at Arlington This book attempts to explain and capture all of the duties of every single unit of TOG While the book is very interesting, it s simultaneous fairly dull Way too much detail about the nits that go to make up the whole Just my opinion flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 01, 2019 Michael Hinderlie rated it really liked it review of another edition Not ForgottenAlways HonoredSacred DutyTom Cotton s Sacred Duty of The Old Guard s missions is outstanding Cotton s historical review of the United States Army chosen few is an encyclopedia of US Military history Cotton s written words bring the mission of Old Guard of honoring all soldiers who given their lives to something greater themselves Sacred Duty puts you in the shoes of the few who have earned the privilege to honor all at Arlington National Cementary The chosen few who perfor Not ForgottenAlways HonoredSacred DutyTom Cotton s Sacred Duty of The Old Guard s missions is outstanding Cotton s historical review of the United States Army chosen few is an encyclopedia of US Military history Cotton s written words bring the mission of Old Guard of honoring all soldiers who given their lives to something greater themselves Sacred Duty puts you in the shoes of the few who have earned the privilege to honor all at Arlington National Cementary The chosen few who perform the sacred duty of our fallen soldiers flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 30, 2019 Corgi rated it it was amazing review of another edition I really liked Sacred Duty A Soldier s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery by Tom Cotton.I like history and I have read On Hallowed Ground The Story of Arlington National Cemetery by Robert M Poole, which gives a historical lesson on Arlington National Cemetery Sacred Duty talks about the Army units that are assigned to Arlington National Cemetery, their history, training, uniforms, duties and obligations I learned a lot about Arlington National Cemetery by reading Sacred Duty.I highly recom I really liked Sacred Duty A Soldier s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery by Tom Cotton.I like history and I have read On Hallowed Ground The Story of Arlington National Cemetery by Robert M Poole, which gives a historical lesson on Arlington National Cemetery Sacred Duty talks about the Army units that are assigned to Arlington National Cemetery, their history, training, uniforms, duties and obligations I learned a lot about Arlington National Cemetery by reading Sacred Duty.I highly recommend Sacred Duty by T Cotton to readers who like non fiction, military history, Arlington National Cemetery and pride of country flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 29, 2019 Martha rated it it was amazing This should be required reading for high schoolers Sen Cotton has laid out all the history of Arlington National Cemetery,the Tomb of the Unknown, and the Old Guard How we honor our fallen soldiers shows how much we as a nation appreciate their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.Sen Cotton was a member of the Old Guard and honored many veterans that are buried in Arlington This book is a behind the scenes look at how the Old Guard functions I was blown away by how they honor our fallen heroe This should be required reading for high schoolers Sen Cotton has laid out all the history of Arlington National Cemetery,the Tomb of the Unknown, and the Old Guard How we honor our fallen soldiers shows how much we as a nation appreciate their ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.Sen Cotton was a member of the Old Guard and honored many veterans that are buried in Arlington This book is a behind the scenes look at how the Old Guard functions I was blown away by how they honor our fallen heroes and the preparation that goes into every funeral at Arlington No matter what rank you are every funeral has to be perfect Fantastic poignant read I highly recommend this book flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 07, 2019 Kurt L Kleinow rated it it was amazing review of another edition Rare insights into All The Old Guard does in service to those who made the ultimate sacrifice While I ve heard of The Old Guard and visited Arlington, I really had no idea the depth and breadth of their unique mission Author Cotton presents a well researched and well written story behind and ongoing service The Old Guard performs, often with little fanfare or attention You will feel so good and be humbled by understanding The Old Guard s level of commitment as Cotton so well documents A must Rare insights into All The Old Guard does in service to those who made the ultimate sacrifice While I ve heard of The Old Guard and visited Arlington, I really had no idea the depth and breadth of their unique mission Author Cotton presents a well researched and well written story behind and ongoing service The Old Guard performs, often with little fanfare or attention You will feel so good and be humbled by understanding The Old Guard s level of commitment as Cotton so well documents A must read flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 03, 2019 T Trietch rated it liked it I wanted to read this book after I read an excerpt in Parade magazine several weeks ago Unfortunately, I believe the excerpt was perhaps the only interesting part of the book My first issue was his misue of military rank as a military retireee, this annoyed me to know end I could not believe the many times he used improper terms for different ranks bad enough when he did it with Air Force rank, but his consistent mistakes with Army ranks was beyond my thought process This could have been I wanted to read this book after I read an excerpt in Parade magazine several weeks ago Unfortunately, I believe the excerpt was perhaps the only interesting part of the book My first issue was his misue of military rank as a military retireee, this annoyed me to know end I could not believe the many times he used improper terms for different ranks bad enough when he did it with Air Force rank, but his consistent mistakes with Army ranks was beyond my thought process This could have been a great book, but repetition and the amount of minutiae was he paid per word forced me to return it at about the halfway point Senator Cotton has a definite career as a filibustering congressman It s a real shame, because Arlington Cemetery is a beautiful place filled with a very rich history The Old Guard is a very distinguished branch of the military and it is always a privilege to observe them flag Like see review Aug 11, 2019 Katie rated it really liked it Shelves audiobook I heard about this book at church when someone spoke about the high standards that sentinel guards uphold in order to honor unknown soldiers Cotton was a member of the Old Guard, and while he didn t serve in all the roles the Old Guard is responsible for, he covers all of them in the book The research he did to be accurate about those units is appreciated, and I enjoyed all the stories he shared.The book includes some military tactics and strategy talk that I couldn t follow, but I suppose it I heard about this book at church when someone spoke about the high standards that sentinel guards uphold in order to honor unknown soldiers Cotton was a member of the Old Guard, and while he didn t serve in all the roles the Old Guard is responsible for, he covers all of them in the book The research he did to be accurate about those units is appreciated, and I enjoyed all the stories he shared.The book includes some military tactics and strategy talk that I couldn t follow, but I suppose it makes sense to include it for the crowd who loves military books I was reading to learn about why a soldier would volunteer for these duties and how they honor their positions Fascinating Favorite chapter was about the Sentinel Guards of course, and I teared up a couple times hearing stories of sacrifice and hard work flag Like see review Aug 06, 2019 Dennis Hogan rated it it was amazing Just finished Sacred Duty A Soldier s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery by Tom Cotton, an inspirational book about the Old Guard the 3rd US Infantry Regiment responsible for Army presence in honoring our fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery Cotton is the junior Senator from Arkansas and an Army veteran who served a tour of duty with the Old Guard The personal commitment the Old Guard demonstrates in honoring the memory of the Fallen is extraordinary The book covers the history of Just finished Sacred Duty A Soldier s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery by Tom Cotton, an inspirational book about the Old Guard the 3rd US Infantry Regiment responsible for Army presence in honoring our fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery Cotton is the junior Senator from Arkansas and an Army veteran who served a tour of duty with the Old Guard The personal commitment the Old Guard demonstrates in honoring the memory of the Fallen is extraordinary The book covers the history of the 3rd Regiment, Arlington Cemetery, the funeral rituals, the selection training of the soldiers of this elite regiment, state funerals and in particular the journey from battlefield to burial of those killed in action flag Like see review Aug 12, 2019 Claire rated it really liked it I have very little interest in the military, but anyone who has experienced the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns gets that they are seeing something special Almost surreal I learned a lot from this book and read it quickly The descriptions of the different ceremonies and events made me wish I were reading the book while visiting Arlington so I could see the carefully planned and choreographed sequences of movements that Cotton takes the reader through.It was minorly repetitiv I have very little interest in the military, but anyone who has experienced the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns gets that they are seeing something special Almost surreal I learned a lot from this book and read it quickly The descriptions of the different ceremonies and events made me wish I were reading the book while visiting Arlington so I could see the carefully planned and choreographed sequences of movements that Cotton takes the reader through.It was minorly repetitive and I didn t need the detailed battle history, but it was easy enough to get through That history did serve to open my eyes to the various occasions that the country has called on the military flag Like see review Aug 04, 2019 Sheri S rated it really liked it review of another edition Sacred Duty explains the detailed ways in which America honors its fallen soldiers Cotton goes through how soldiers are chosen to work at Arlington National Cemetery to the various ceremonies they perform In order to be eligible to conduct such ceremonies, soldiers go through a number of tests to demonstrate their proficiency because it is important that each fallen soldier and their family be shown the respect due them Cotton tells the history behind the tomb of the unknown soldier and the h Sacred Duty explains the detailed ways in which America honors its fallen soldiers Cotton goes through how soldiers are chosen to work at Arlington National Cemetery to the various ceremonies they perform In order to be eligible to conduct such ceremonies, soldiers go through a number of tests to demonstrate their proficiency because it is important that each fallen soldier and their family be shown the respect due them Cotton tells the history behind the tomb of the unknown soldier and the honor it is for soldiers chosen to guard the tomb Overall, the book does an excellent job of showing the depth of respect that soldiers show to their fallen brothers and sisters flag Like see review Aug 12, 2019 Carianne Carleo Evangelist rated it really liked it Shelves army, washington dc, arlington, history I really, really enjoyed this book I m fascinated with Arlington and its history, and this book added another layer with the history of The Old Guard which is intrinsically linked with Arlington Amazing though to learn about the Tomb Guards, the escorting of soldiers home via Dover and Section 60 s role for all veterans I admit to skimming the chapter on their role in the Indian Wars, as I just was not that interested The book might have benefited from a tighter edit as there was some r I really, really enjoyed this book I m fascinated with Arlington and its history, and this book added another layer with the history of The Old Guard which is intrinsically linked with Arlington Amazing though to learn about the Tomb Guards, the escorting of soldiers home via Dover and Section 60 s role for all veterans I admit to skimming the chapter on their role in the Indian Wars, as I just was not that interested The book might have benefited from a tighter edit as there was some repetition flag Like see review Aug 15, 2019 John rated it it was amazing An excellent look into a premier unit of the United States Army The author dives into the details that usually are glossed over the amount of maintence required each day by the soldiers to maintain the high standard of uniform and equipment readiness to perform their mission every day for the public, for the familes, for the fallen This behind the scenes look at teh dedication of the men and women of The Old Guard gave me a renewed appreciation for there willingness to go the extra mile for Ou An excellent look into a premier unit of the United States Army The author dives into the details that usually are glossed over the amount of maintence required each day by the soldiers to maintain the high standard of uniform and equipment readiness to perform their mission every day for the public, for the familes, for the fallen This behind the scenes look at teh dedication of the men and women of The Old Guard gave me a renewed appreciation for there willingness to go the extra mile for Our Fallen flag Like see review Sep 02, 2019 Keith Haan rated it it was amazing This is an excellent read about the history of Arlington National Cemetery and The Old Guard, America s oldest active duty regiment, dating back to 1784 Senator Cotton was assigned to The Old Guard in between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan I found this book compelling and emotional as it related history and personal experiences about The Old Guard and those charged with honoring the fallen and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier It was amazing to read about the dedication and training that This is an excellent read about the history of Arlington National Cemetery and The Old Guard, America s oldest active duty regiment, dating back to 1784 Senator Cotton was assigned to The Old Guard in between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan I found this book compelling and emotional as it related history and personal experiences about The Old Guard and those charged with honoring the fallen and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier It was amazing to read about the dedication and training that The Old Guard goes through to uphold the honor they hold flag Like see review Jun 24, 2019 George rated it liked it Shelves history military I have tremendous respect for the Old Guard and what they do and for Tom Cotton and his service, but the editor of this book should consider another career.The repetition of the buff strap story and the fixed bayonet story and how the uniforms are maintained made this book tedious in some sections.Once is enough, twice would be acceptable but repeating stuff over and over and over again is just ridiculous flag Like see review Sep 01, 2019 juan rated it it was amazing I witnessed a couple of years ago the changed of guard at the tomb of the unknowns and it was very emotional experience The respect, love and dedication to the unknowns it s above expectations This book has opened my eyes to go behind the scenes to show what it takes to give this respect to our heroes Senator Cotton did a great job writing this book, providing a little bit of history about Arlington, The Tomb and the Old Guard simply, excellent book flag Like see review Jul 25, 2019 Nancy rated it it was amazing I wanted to know about Arlington National Cemetery but I learned so much from this book You are taken behind the scene of Arlington and see how those who serve there prepare You also learn about the history of the oldest Army division known as the Old Guard and how they have protected our country through our history How the Tomb of the Unknown came about and how it is honored every day This story has so much to it An informative read flag Like see review Aug 18, 2019 Sally Winterton rated it it was amazing This is a must read for anyone who has visited Arlington National Cemetery, attended a burial there, or those who have not Excellent description of the rigorous training of the Old Guard and all its missions The dedication of the Old Guard to the Unknowns and fallen heroes is second to none.Thank you, Senator Cotton for your service, time to write this wonderful book, and your work in the Senate flag Like see review Aug 15, 2019 Butch rated it it was amazing review of another edition Awesome Having served 25 years in the armed forces I thought I knew a few things about the Old Guard The authors insight and descriptive book is so well portrayed I really had almost come to tears a couple of times when I realize the care they take with the fallen and thief families and most of our country At least I know as long as the Old Guard is standing, I will not be forgotten flag Like see review Sep 02, 2019 Michelle rated it liked it Shelves non fiction 3.5 stars This was interesting, but not fascinating Likable, but a little dull I think what bothered me the most was the repetition Also, I kinda got bogged down in the minute details Overall, I liked the history of Arlington, and the dedication of the soldiers, but I kinda wish there was personal stories flag Like see review Jul 13, 2019 Chad rated it it was amazing review of another edition This is a marvelous volume Well researched, well written, and an excellent description of the rituals performed daily at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of those in the armed forces and others who have earned the respect and gratitude of our nation As an Army veteran and attendee at these rituals I choked up at times in sorrow as well as pride I can not recommend this book strongly flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Nonfiction 10 users History 9 users War Military Fiction 6 users Biography 2 users See top shelves About Tom Cotton Tom Cotton 4 followers Books by Tom Cotton More Trivia About Sacred Duty A So No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 149, 119, 40, 6, 3 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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    1. For a history lover, this was an inspirational and heart warming read as well as informative I don t come from a military family With the exception of my father who served in the Texas National Guard before I was born, I can think of only a couple of family members that served in the military But I am a part of a dedicatedly patriotic family How Arlington became our National military cemetery was of particular interest to me I knew that the land belonged to General Robert E Lee was his far For a [...]


    2. This is an exceptional book very thorough and highly detailed on all aspects of the Old Guard s organization, operations, and environment It highlights the sincere dedication and deep pride felt by each of its soldiers and their families This is genuine and life altering, as the author who served with the Old Guard, knows personally Senator Cotton clearly emphasizes the sense of history and honor felt by the soldiers towards those who have served, those who are laid to rest at Arlington and This [...]


    3. The Old Guard is a time honored tradition in providing respect, empathy, compassion, honor, and due diligence to those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice.This book describes what it takes to become part of this prestigious group of men, in time honored traditions, with dignity and respect for all.It s a book that discusses than just monitoring round the clock in all weather elements of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier which was truly a fascinating read but it also addresses the servi The [...]


    4. An amazing story of amazing people who sacrifice daily for the dignity and honor of this country s war dead and veterans The Old Guard has such a storied history that ties it to America and makes me proud to be an American and a veteran A very in depth and interesting book that sheds light on the complex processes, ceremonies, and activities that these soldiers perform and perfect to honor our military and country.




    5. Great read Have a great perspective of Arlington and the people who are serving and have served there.


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