Whenever you are attending any type of memorial, regardless of who the individual is, it is vital that you respect the wishes of the family, or the people around you by remaining silent. This should be a commonly known etiquette, and for most people they wouldn’t dream of being disrespectful during a memorial. But a few members of the crowd in the video below, unfortunately had to be reminded to have some respect
The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service men and women who have tragically died, without their remains being identified.
When visiting this memorial, it’s incredibly important that guests remain silent and respectful at all times.
As shown on this video, which has had over eleven million hits on Youtube, the man who is carrying out the memorial service actually has to step in and do something in order to teach the rude crowd a lesson.
As you will see in the video below, the service man starts to march in front of the memorial as the crowd stand and watch. However a couple of members of the crowd start to whisper amongst themselves, even letting out a laugh.
The service man seems to ignore it as first, but then finally he had enough. He has seen the horrors of war and he knows that a fellow service man or woman had died for the people stood in front of him, and for them to be joking during the memorial seems utterly disgraceful.
The service man marches to a halt and declares:
It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and respect
After his remark the crowd went completely silent, obviously embarrassed about their behavior. What a fantastic act by this soldier, standing up for his fellow comrades. We can only hope the onlookers have learnt their lesson.
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