Dedication: Hurricane Sandy at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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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. Just like the Sentinelís Creed says ďThrough 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 abilityĒ, Hyde lives by this creed. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)
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Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), maintains his vigil during Hurricane Sandy while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct., 29, 2012. In 1948 the Old Guard assumed the post following the unitís reactivation in the nationís capital. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)
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Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), takes his twenty-one steps across a water soaked mat while guarding the Tomb during Hurricane Sandy at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. The Tomb is guarded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Snow, rain, wind or heat has never stopped the Tomb Sentinels from guarding the tomb for over 64 years. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)

Besides the above:

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A Firing Party from Delta Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), leaves the columbarium area after conducting a funeral for a Veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. Even with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard the Old Guard are still committed to honoring our Nationís Veterans. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)
God Bless them every day.

Thanks to Moshe for reminding me about this. Apparently, a photo from September of this year is being used as today's image. As you can tell above, those are today's images.

On Twitter, @The_Old_Guard is reminding the media and others of the correct images.

Posted by: Stable Hand at 03:30 PM

Comments

1 I visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with my dad - who was a major in the USAF at the time - when I was nine (That would have made it 1967). I was filled with awe and reverence as he explained the job of the Tomb Sentinels.

Now, lets change the CINC.

Posted by: Pizza the Hut at October 29, 2012 04:10 PM

2 Dedication of purpose.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at October 29, 2012 04:11 PM

3 Are those M14's? May these humble Patriots never catch a cold.

Posted by: CounterRevolutionary at October 29, 2012 04:25 PM

4 Greetings:

Another pertinent photo is at this link:

www.thedonovan.com/archives/2012/10/arlington_virgi.html

Posted by: 11B40 at October 29, 2012 04:47 PM

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Posted by: fasternu426 at October 29, 2012 04:54 PM

6 Have seen them. They are awesome, every movement is perfect and their uniforms are immaculate. They do great honor to this nation. And they carry my favorite rifle, the M14!

Posted by: fasternu426 at October 29, 2012 04:56 PM

7 @11B40 Yes, that photo is from September and the media was using it as the photo for today.

Posted by: Stable Hand at October 29, 2012 06:07 PM

8 These men make me proud to be an American.

This CIC makes me ashamed and sorry for those abandoned by him.

Posted by: Kafiroon at October 29, 2012 09:30 PM

9 Oh. look!! He has a bayonette! Dear leader probably doesn't even know (or care) about these patriotic, heroic guys!

Posted by: Malefecent982 at October 30, 2012 11:12 AM

10 I first saw these guys on a senior trip in 66. DC has changed a bunch since then, but not these guys. They have more integrity in their little toe than ubama has in his whole body. Spit.

Posted by: EROWMER at October 30, 2012 03:46 PM






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