Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thank God For Soldiers Like This

Hurricane Irene is making its way up the East Coast as I write. In the midst of the heavy winds and the driving rain, there is a special breed of soldier who is braving the bad weather to continue to honor the brave soldiers that gave their all. This solider is an Tomb Sentinel with the 3rd Infantry Regiment - the Old Guard. They have guarded the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier every minute of every day since April 6, 1948.

The pictures below were taken today at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and are posted on the 3rd Infantry Regiment's Facebook page.


  1. Yeah, those guys are a special breed. It's a blessing we have men that fight for the honor to do this. It says a lot about our boys.

  2. @45er: You have that right. My best friend's son is a Platoon Leader in the Old Guard and he is definitely special. He came to the Old Guard after a year in Afghanistan in the Korengal Valley (think Khe Sanh from the Vietnam War) where he was the XO of an infantry company.

  3. It gives me more REAL hope for our future to see this. Thanks to all these guys.