PELHAM, NY -- The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (www.tombguard.org) at the request of American Legion Post 50, is pleased to announce that former SentinelClifford Redden (1970-71) will be speaking about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Sentinels who stand eternal watch. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Serving at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Tomb) was a defining period in the lives of Tomb Guards. Although they come from every state in the United States of America (U.S.) and every walk of life, Tomb Guards are forever bonded through their shared experience of service at the Tomb. A strong bond was formed through an extremely demanding and humbling experience.
Tomb Guards are handpicked and rigorously trained. The duty at the Tomb is not for everyone, with the majority of soldiers who begin Tomb Guard training failing. Tomb Guards describe their service as a privilege and an honor, and are undeniably proud of their service. They are part of an unbroken chain of soldiers dating back to 1926. The ideals of the Tomb became the Guidepost for their lives, as well as a motivating factor and measuring stick for future endeavors.
The Sentinel’s Creed is the Tomb Guard standard. The 99 words of the creed capture the true meaning of their duty. You will often hear the words “Line-6” proudly uttered by Tomb Guards as they converse with each other or with their chain of command.
For more information about the event, please contact Vince Cartelli @[email protected] or 917-576-6693
Date: April 16, 2016
Time:2:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Daronco Town House, 20 5th Avenue, Pelham, NY