Last week, I traveled to D.C to explore. It was fun and I landed in a hotel just a block from the train and could easily access all of what I wanted to see and do. I had never experienced the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery so I did make the hike up to the Tomb and arrived about fifteen minutes before the four o’clock ceremony. The crowd swelled every minute while the guard on duty continued his impressively precise walk in front of his post at the monument. By the time the guard change commenced I was positively overcome by the reverence of the crowd which represented thousands of people from all ages, races, religions, and many regions of the world. No one there wanted to argue, protest or resist. Everyone was there to observe this ritual in honor of those who served on behalf of my experience of freedom. And, in a lower section of the cemetery, we all heard a bugler play Taps as another soldier was put to rest.