Hurricane Sandy is no match for The Old Guard.
God bless them.
NOTE: This photo may, or may not, be actually from today. It is pretty much going viral today all over Facebook and the blogs. Just know for a fact that these guys do stand guard at The Tomb of The Unknown 24/7/365, regardless of the weather. We are typically in awe of these fine young men and their duty, but often times we are so caught up in the disaster that we forget these men never leave their post, no matter what. This is a worthy reminder.
Oh, and my bad … I am reminded in comments, “BAYONETS!”
The first photo is reportedly from September. While it’s not really a fake photo, it is misplaced as to the actual time it was taken. A list of photos being credited to Hurricane Sandy that are not that you may be seeing on the social media feeds today. The second photo of The Old Guard on duty is from earlier today from The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) – Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), keeps guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. Hyde lives by the Sentinel’s Creed which in part says “Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk my tour in humble reverence to the best of my ability”. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)
Again … BAYONET!
(This post was edited to update photos and correct information…)