Friday, November 02, 2007

The Changing of the Guard, Arlington Cemetery

Usually at the ceremony for the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D. C., it's a very quiet and solemn affair. It's been a few years since I was there, but I captured a video that day that was pretty interesting. Just as the ceremony was wrapping up, a choir began practicing for a competition that was going to take place later that afternoon. The choir's singing made for a very nice soundtrack to the changing of the guard ceremony. I've extracted the audio here and put it with some other clips of the ceremony as a whole.

If you've not seen the changing of the guard before, it is something I always enjoy having a chance to see. I love having a chance to walk through the Arlington Cemetery for half a day or so. It is a spot well worth visiting.

My apologies for the shaky quality of the video. I was a bit far away from the tomb, and had to use a higher power zoom than I normally like for video. It turned out cold and windy that day (and snowed later that night), so my hand wasn't quite as steady as I'd like for a video.

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