Located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States of America, the Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument which was built in honor of all the American service members who have died without their remains being identified.
It’s a place of solemnity where family members of those who have died in combat and who didn’t have a chance to get a proper funeral come to mourn their loved ones in silence. It’s a space where people should reflect and think about all those who have sacrificed everything in order to protect the ideals that make USA one of the greatest nations in the world.
The Tomb of the Unknowns has many different meanings for different people, but it is definitely not a place where laughing is allowed.
So when a group of disrespectful people began laughing out loud while they were near the monument, one of the soldiers patrolling the premises demanded they maintain a level of silence and respect.
He put the tourists in their place with just a few words, and the entire moment was caught on video. What do you think about the tourists’ inappropriate behavior? And was the soldier’s reaction entitled or not?
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