Why I Serve: United States Navy Ceremonial Guard Edition

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment.

For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different.

The #WhyIServe campaign provides our Sailors an opportunity to share their personal “why I serve” statements.

This week’s #WhyIServe submissions are from Sailors in the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard.

The Navy Ceremonial Guard’s primary mission is to represent the service in Presidential, Joint Armed Forces, Navy, and public ceremonies in and around the nation’s capital. Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard participate in some of our nation’s most prestigious ceremonies, including Presidential inaugurations and arrival ceremonies for foreign officials.

In addition, the Navy Ceremonial Guard serves as the  funeral escort and conducts all services for Navy personnel buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Electrician's Mates 1st Class Jason Daniels, from Ocala, Fla. shares the reason why he serves in the U.S. Navy.

Electrician’s Mates 1st Class Jason Daniels, from Ocala, Fla. shares the reason why he serves in the U.S. Navy.

Sailors are invited to join #WhyIServe. Get on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ and using the hashtag #WhyIServe, share your photos, videos and statements with us. We may pick you for our next #WhyIServe blog!

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Why I Serve: United States Navy Ceremonial Guard Edition