We all should be watching out for and protecting them from enemies both from inside and outside our borders…
Hence, the US General Orders for Sentries seems fitting to post for your fund of general knowledge and education.
|1. To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
2. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on then alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
4. To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
5. To quit my post only when properly relieved.
6. To receive, obey, and pass on the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the commanding officer, officer of the day, and officers and noncommissioned officers of the guard only.
7. To talk to no one except in line of duty.
8. To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
9. To call the corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions.
10. To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
11. To be especially watchful at night and, during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
A Sentry has no friends. Yet is the friend to others under his watch.
Funny how firearms owners today are in that position of being a “Sentry”.
The Sentry can be first to be taken out in “sneak attacks” in order to get into the lines and wreak havoc.
Sound familiar? Today we live in an age where defined lines of battle are not defined by simply looking at lines drawn on a map. Where any of us stand at any given time is the frontline.
Note: I had this strong urge to make some changes in the wording. I decided that would be disrespectful.
There’s a time and a place for inter-service rivalry. Loss of liberty and freedoms is no joke.