Tomb of the Unknown Soldier remains guarded

Army guards stand up to Hurricane Sandy

WRITTEN BY: Mackenzie Dye
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier guards remain all year, Hurricane or not
Image Source: Fashion by He via Flickr
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier guards remain all year, Hurricane or not

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier guards have stood resilient in the face of what is now a state of emergency on the East Coast. Although cities are being called to evacuate in the impending presence of Hurricane Sandy, a few have stood up to the superstorm’s forces.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va. has its guards standing strong and offering inspiration in a time of uncertainty for many in the U.S. Soliders of the 3rd Infantry Regiment continue to stand despite weather conditions.

A tweet from the Veterans Affairs Twitter account went viral, which featured a photo of a guard in the midst of rain from September.

“MT @missioncontinue Incredible – Unfazed by #Sandy, soldiers stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns bit.ly/S8zZIS,” the tweet read.

The Old Guard has guarded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since April 6, 1948. The tomb is the grave of an unidentified soldier, and the site remains to commemorate unknown soldiers from World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War.

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