Into the sunset goes the riderless horse


The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem. —Rev. Aaron Kilbourn
This Monday, a black horse, escorted by a sergeant in the Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment—also known as the Old Guard— will walk solemnly down Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.
The horse will carry no rider in the English saddle carefully strapped on top of a black blanket stretching across the animal’s board back. A pair of perfectly shined cavalry boots complete with spurs will be placed backward in the stirrup...

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