11.06.2012

Soldiers Guard Tomb of the Unknowns during Hurricane sand

An image Stimulus making mischief on the Internet today reminded people to maintain elite army Tomb Arlington Cemetery service is known in all weather, even during sandstorms. The photo was actually taken in September is another thing, because even the sand storm makes its way along the east coast, there were soldiers guarding the tomb with strong winds and rain. Tomb Guard Infantry Regiment Third Army "Old Guard" Tomb guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year without summer, since 1948. An image of three guards standing before the tomb tomb known in heavy rain as far as Hurricane Sandy taken the internet by storm today, but it turns out that the photo was actually taken in September. 18. It is one of a series taken that day by photographer Karin Markert and posted on photo sharing sites. Be fast Internet sensation social networks, photo gather comments pride universally positive duty and a commitment to service in the U.S. military. The picture can not be from now on, but is a constant guard of the tomb of the old guard who remained at their posts during the sandstorm. See more photos of soldiers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier HERE. "The old guard guarding the tombs minutes every day since April 6, 1948. Today is no exception, "said the official Facebook site post unit. The site also includes photographs protect Tomb Sentinel now heavy rain and wind during the sandstorm. ap Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Rain MN 121,029 wblog THG guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier During Hurricane sand A title for a picture says Spc. Brett Hyde live by faith in the Sentinel said: "Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk tour in humble reverence to the best of my ability." Arlington Cemetery is closed to the general public today, but the old guard continues to honor the fallen normal duties at the funeral. The Sentinel implement appropriate measures at the tomb is the final resting place of an unknown soldier from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Changing of the guard at the Tomb is a popular stop for tourists in Washington. They stood their ground in the snow or shine and extreme weather is not a concern. They stood their ground during Hurricane Isabel and Irene and the snowstorm of 2010, dubbed "Snowmaggedon", to cover the capital for the day. Usually, when it rains, Tomb guards have the option to see them standing under a green tent located on the side of the grave where they usually stay for a ceremonial wreath at the tomb. According to the website of the Society of the old guard, guard the Tomb "is fully committed to the maintenance work of the tomb. Because of that dedication, the weather does not bother them. In fact, they consider it an honor to be at his watch (which we call "walking the mat"), regardless of the weather. So cold, it's hot - but the guard has never wavered. And never let feelings of cold or heat to be seen by anyone. ' Society is the ratio of students from more than 400 soldiers who received the insignia of Sentinel since 1958. The website of the company said that despite promises, the welfare of the soldiers were never in danger: "The Tomb Guards have contingencies that are ready to be executed if the weather conditions have put the Army in a position risk of injury or death - such as lightning, high winds, etc.. This ensures that the guards to keep the Tomb Guard responsibilities while ensuring military security. It is the responsibility of the chain of the Guard Sergeant Regimental Commander to ensure the fulfillment of the mission and the welfare of the soldiers at all times. '

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