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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
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Oct 31, 2009, 6:43:01 AM
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Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA | October 31st, 2009
Nikon D90


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The relief commander conducts a detailed white-glove inspection of the weapon, checking each part of the rifle once. Then, the relief commander and the relieving sentinel meet the retiring sentinel at the center of the matted path in front of the Tomb. All three salute the Unknowns who have been symbolically given the Medal of Honor. Then the relief commander orders the relieved sentinel, "Pass on your orders." The current sentinel commands, "Post and orders, remain as directed." The newly posted sentinel replies, "Orders acknowledged," and steps into position on the black mat. When the relief commander passes by, the new sentinel begins walking at a cadence of 90 steps per minute.



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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
I saw this at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014   Photographer
It's an amazing experience, isn't it?
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Artist
These..ARE THE FEW...no boasting bout being tall..."NEVER LEAVE THERE POST....NEVER WILL..... VALOR
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AzRaIL922 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Are these humans?
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Photographer
Nope, aliens. 
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GriffleStorm Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
These two look scarily alike
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Photographer
The Old Guard is super picky about how their Honor Guard looks, so I wouldn't be surprised.  xD
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always loved watching the changing of the guard! I will never forget the time I went there as part of a class trip in the 8th grade and saw the changing of the guard. Right in the middle of the inspection, two large (i believe) military choppers flew over head as they did it. It was the coolest thing I've ever seen :3 so happy I'm going back this fall!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Photographer

That is a kickass coincidence!

I love going there, but hate battling DC traffic.  Dx

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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ikr? I was just so engrossed in it even more! XD
And ya, my bus was late sometimes thanks to it ewe
I hated it when I got really sick though x(
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