It may not compare with those soldiers overseas who've seen themselves and their buddies wounded in action, but the worst job stateside must be the poor guy who gets to stand motionless through godawful weather, posted to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That is dedicated. I just hope they change shifts two or three hours, because I can't imagine getting snow and wind smacked in your face for longer than that, no matter how warmly you're dressed. It also makes me wonder some things. Maybe someone here who was in the military would know. Say that wreath and its stand get knocked over by the wind. Does the guard fix it, or does he remain motionless? And the accompanying article says the guard never leaves his post. Well, what if a tornado is coming right at you? Or he sees a child being abducted? Unlikely I know, but I'm just wondering how far those parameters go. Anyway, I think you'll agree that even those of us who are not soldiers have to toss a huge salute to these guys.