1.) To take charge of this post and any government property in view.
2.) To walk my post in a military manner | keeping always on the alert| and observing anything 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 post 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 sentinel |who relieves orders from the commanding officer,| officer of the day,| non-commissioned, |and officers of the guard only.
7.) To talk to no one except in line of duty.
8.) To give alarm in any case of fire or disorder.
9.) To call the commander of relief in any case not covered by instruction.
10.) To salute all officers and all colors and all standards not cased.
11.) To be especially watchful at night| and during the time for challenging.| To challenge all person| on or near my post |and to allow no one |to pass without property authority.
Pledge of Loyalty
(Sir Elbert Hubbard)
If you work for a man,
In heaven's name, work for him
Speak well of him and stand by the institution he represents. Remember- an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.... If you must growl, condemn, and eternally find fault,
Why! Resign your position.
And when you are outside,
Damn to your heart's content.
But as long as you are part of the institution,
Do not condemn it.
If you do, the first high wind that comes along
Will blow you away
And probably you will never know why?