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Subject:                  What is the Meaning of the Soldiers' Helmet and Rifle Memorial?
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Submitted By:        M.Freebyrd

Recently, Susan from Bakersfield, California asked: 
What is the Meaning of the Soldiers' Helmet and Rifle Memorial?

Thank you Susan for a great Question.


When a Soldier dies, most units prepare a visible reminder of the deceased soldier similar to that depicted in the picture below.





















The helmet and identification tags signify the FALLEN SOLDIER.

The inverted rifle with bayonet signals a TIME FOR PRAYER, a break in the action to pay tribute to our comrade.

The combat boots represent the FINAL MARCH of the last battle.

The beret (in the case of soldiers from airborne units) reminds us that the soldier has taken part in his FINAL JUMP.






LET US ALL REMEMBER OUR FALLEN HEROES

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