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10-29-12, 01:06 PM
Army standing guard at Tomb of the Unknowns during Sandy


10-29-12, 01:08 PM
Saw this earlier and asked ChuckH how to post it; glad you did. These guys are inspirational (even for sojers).

Lisa 23
10-30-12, 08:24 AM
This photo was actually taken in September.

Soldiers Guard the Tomb of Unknowns During Hurricane Sandy

An inspirational picture making the rounds on the Internet today is reminding people of the service of the elite soldiers who guard Arlington Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns in any kind of weather, even during Hurricane Sandy. That the picture was actually taken in September is another matter, because even as Hurricane Sandy makes its way along the Eastern seaboard, soldiers are there, guarding the tomb in the fierce wind and rain.

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 (http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricanes/vigilant-tomb-unknowns-irene/story?id=14397525#.UI6sB2_A9Dk), since 1948.

A photo of three Tomb Sentinels standing at attention before the Tomb of the Unknowns in a driving rain in what is supposed to be Hurricane Sandy took the Internet by storm today, but it turns out the photo was actually taken on Sept. 18. It is one in a series taken that day by photographer Karin Markert and posted on a photo sharing site. (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/25447106_rRDwDr#!i=2095531119&k=3CPgS4d)

You can read the rest of the article here......

10-30-12, 09:38 PM
So Whats changed??

10-31-12, 05:25 AM
So Whats changed??

Wind direction and speed, and rain to equal Monsoon.

That picture looks like the wind and rain shown are comming from the south..

Lisa 23
10-31-12, 07:49 AM
So Whats changed??

This photo has gone viral over the internet with the captions that it was taken during Hurrican Sandy, when in fact it was not......... it was taken back in September.

10-31-12, 09:53 AM
None the less; these troops are standing their posts during this, and all other, inclement weather. Sorry someone didn't have a chance to snap a picture at exactly the right time. Chances are the Cemetary was anyway, but they continue their vigil. Thumbs up to the dog faces!