Growing up I always used to wonder at the silly uniforms of the Swiss Guard. My dad told me once not to be deceived by the way they dressed. These guys are the most well trained military regiment in the world. I suppose that 500 years ago their uinform was the height of fashion.
They sure stand out in the crowds at the Vatican. Since there has never been any unrest in Vatican City they must be doing a good job.
Here's to 500 more years of faithful service.