I had to share this short video of footage of an Arlington National Cemetery Tomb Guard. I'll also post it in the new video section here on the website.
Having been to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier many times, it is no joke these guys take their jobs seriously! Two years ago I was there with my 8th grade class and it was packed. The guard announced that there would be a ceremony and that all audience members were to be Silent and Standing. A teenage girl at the other end got the bright idea to stay seated (guess her tootsies hurt). The guard did an immediate about face and said in a voice to scare the bejesus out of everyone within earshot, "ALL PRESENT ARE REQUESTED TO STAND UP! STAND UP!!!!"
Holy cow, we all were scared for her, and I am pretty sure there was a wet spot where she was sitting! Anyway, watch this recent video of a Tomb Guard who reacts when viewers are laughing. (How stupid and disrespectful can you be??)