Tom Cotton: Arlington’s Old Guard Gives Fallen Heroes’ Families ‘One Final Indelible Moment of Perfect Honor’

Tom Cotton: Arlington’s Old Guard Gives Fallen Heroes’ Families ‘One Final Indelible Moment of Perfect Honor’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) described the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment’s — nicknamed the Old Guard — funeral performance duties as offering “one final indelible moment of perfect honor” to the families of fallen military servicepersons. He offered his comments in a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily, reflecting on his newly-published book, Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to his combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq as a U.S. Army officer, Cotton served in the Old Guard. “Every action — every step — is taken, as I describe in Sacred Duty, to ensure that that family gets that one final indelible moment of perfect honor from the United States Army,” said Cotton of the Old Guard’s preparation and procedures. LISTEN: Cotton described the screening standards for aspiring Old Guard applicants. “The army selects the highest caliber of soldier because they know how high stakes the missions are, not just military honor funerals, but guarding the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, performing internationally famed ceremonies like the presidential inauguration or arrival ce
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