[Live Sandy Coverage] Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier Remains Guarded Under Fierce Hurricane Winds

The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, a famous Washington, DC monument containing the remains of an unidentified fallen soldier, remains under 24-hour guard despite the punishing winds of Hurricane Sandy unleashed upon the area.

Guards at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier (or Tomb of The Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetary) are still posted despite the danger posed by the weather in the region, and as everyone else heads for safety, the guard has held firm at the site.

Images of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in DC guarded by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, traditionally known as “The Old Guard,” have been posted to the group’s Facebook page and have gone viral in the hours since Sandy’s impact has been picking up on the Eastern seaboard.

Over on their Facebook page, the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) writes of the guard’s brave efforts:

“The Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier maintain their vigil even as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Eastern Seaboard. The Old Guard has guarded the tomb every minute of every day since April 6, 1948. Today will be no exception.”

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The image above (top) of the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier being guarded during heavy rains is actually not from Hurricane Sandy, but the division is posting pictures to their Facebook page as the guard continues to patrol the site. You can follow them on Facebook and share the images to friends as a tribute to the bravery and dedication of the soldiers who are out patrolling as Hurricane Sandy batters the area.