Sunday, August 28, 2011

Never Abandoned

A lone Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), walks his tour in humble reverence during Hurricane Irene in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug 27.

While Hurricane Irene bears down on much of the mid Atlantic states on its way north, and residents of the Washington, D.C. area have been advised to remain indoors, the elite soldiers who are the sentinels at Arlington Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns remain at their posts.
Since taking over the mission on April 6, 1948, Tomb Sentinels from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment’s “The Old Guard” have guarded the Tomb for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year regardless of the weather.
Sentinels trade off marching in front of the tombs that are the final resting place for unknown soldiers from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb is a popular stop for Washington tourists.


Anonymous said...

No greater love, no more loyal troops... The Old Guard is the epitome of duty and loyalty...

Brian said...

In 2007, while traveling the US by motorcycle, I stopped at Arlington and watched the changing of the guard. Two Frenchmen were giggling like it was a joke. I shouldered one hard. Dude looked like he had seen a ghost. They stfu and walked away...retreated...just as the world and I, knew they would do.

Howie Honky said...

@ BRIAN - I salute you. Thanks, on behalf of every vet, for giving the frog a short serving of STFU; glad you didn't have to slap the shit out of him or they wold have probably thrown your ass in the slam, for being a proud American.
Semper Fi.

Michael said...

Thank you for posting the pic and article. Hope things are going well for you and your new love. How is Mr. Charliegoddamit.

Fuck Obama