Every year for the past 16 years, Staff Sgt. Time Chambers has stood in the middle of 23rd Street near the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Wall on Memorial Day with his arm in a stiff salute.
Chambers says he stands in honor of all the fallen American soldiers and his salute has been well received by the large crowd of “Ride for Freedom” riders, many of whom served in the U.S. Armed Forces at one point.
His salute has been well received by almost everyone and many soldiers are thankful of his dedication and selflessness.
Conservative Tribune reports:
However, the patriotic demonstration in 2016 was particularly awesome, as Chambers brought along a special guest — his bride.
Chambers and Lorraine Heist exchanged vows and toasted the crowd with cans of Budweiser on Sunday, May 29, 2016 in the Marine’s usual 23rd Street spot just before the annual Rolling Thunder ride commenced, according to The Daily Wire.
The excitement of getting married didn’t stop Chambers from taking on his role as “The Saluting Marine,” and this time, he was joined by his wife who also waved at the passing riders with appreciation for their patriotism.
“For me, this annual POW/MIA demonstration is all about doing what is right for the men and women who were sent to war and never came home and the families left behind,” Chambers wrote in a special piece for the Washington Times. “We owe nothing less than accountability and closure.”
This is truly beautiful. What a selfless individual. Standing in full salute for hours on end is no easy task, but Chambers shows that even the most difficult tasks can be accomplished with enough determination and willpower.
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