Veterans in Media & Entertainment presents THE OLD GUARD NEVER SLEEPS: Serving in Solitude During COVID in Arlington, Virginia, a Military Guest Speakers & Letter-Writing Session featuring the Ethan Morse, Army Staff Sergeant and Old Guard Sentinel on Tuesday, May 25th, 3pm Eastern Time/12pm Pacific Time. This is a Lunch & Learn format featuring a Military Guest Speaker sharing mission stories followed by a breakout session for writing letters.
Old Guard Mission: The Old Guard's current duty is providing funeral details at Arlington National Cemetery, guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, providing honor guards for visiting dignitaries, supporting official ceremonies and providing a quick reaction force for the Washington, D.C. area.
During Covid, funerals at Arlington National Cemetery only allowed 10 people of which six were the Army Soldiers providing the escort and burial service. The other four were family. These Soldiers provided hundreds of funerals and gave comfort to the grieving families.
Letters Mission: Thank the men and women who serve on the Casket detail and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They have been comforting the grieving families who, due to COVID, cannot bring their family and friends to be part of their burial services.
Hosted by: ViacomCBS Vets with Betty Diaz, Melanie Gonzalez, Tiffany Pilgrim, Bryon Stopfer
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