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the tomb remains guarded

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I couldn't imagine this....I wonder how often they change guard??
 

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Is that a bayoneet?
 

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I couldn't imagine this....I wonder how often they change guard??

every half hour during the day in the summer, every hour during the winter and every 2 hours when the cemetery is closed at night
 

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I was there once. No matter the crowd size, it's eerily silent. Total silence.
Quite moving.
Though sometimes people need to be told.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsdHxUXf2CE]Tomb of the unknown - soldier yelling at laughing crowd - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Not to be that guy, but this picture is actually from September and not Sandy.
 

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The “Old Guard”

October 30th, 2012 @ This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here » Blog Archive » The “Old Guard”

Everyone, including us, made a big deal about the sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers yesterday as they walked their post in the face of the hurricane “Sandy” while most of the nation’s capitol cowered in their homes. The ingrates at the Democratic Underground criticized them and the reason they walk that post. Well the “Old Guard”, the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Meyers, VA wasn’t just guarding the Tombs yesterday. This is a picture of a firing detail at Arlington as they return from a funeral yesterday;

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And a detail filling and loading sandbags to help turn back the rising storm tides;

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And here’s a picture from the National Guard Facebook page which says that there are 7500 Guardsmen supporting relief efforts all along the Eastern seaboard;

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So that quote about rough men doing their jobs so we can sleep soundly extends to things other than war.

As I've said elsewhere, these men are first and foremost Infantrymen.
 
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i knew the pic wasnt from sandy....but i also know the point is...the tomb remained guarded


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