Are you fighting a battle? Everyone is. Someone said, “Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Freedom is not free.
Penny and I were in Washington, DC this past weekend with our oldest daughter. We love that city.
We experienced several new sites this time. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is impressive—you can’t help but appreciate the preciousness of liberty after experiencing it. Another new visit for us was the Washington National Cathedral.
Overlooking Washington, DC on a hill across the Potomac is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. We’ve visited this site several times before, but we wanted to see it again.
If you’ve seen the changing of the guard, and the watchfulness of the sentinels, you know it’s a moving, and even sacred ritual. The tomb is guarded twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, in any weather by the Tomb Guard sentinels.
We honor American soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in preserving freedom, including the unknown soldiers who have fallen in battle.
In our own battles, our character—our commitment to honor and duty—will ultimately win the day. Be encouraged. And let’s encourage others.