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. Source: Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr/U.S. Army/Facebook)
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. (Source: Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr/U.S. Army/Facebook)
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(RNN) – A photo is being shared all through the internet of soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery through a storm.
While the photo showing three soldiers in front of the tomb is from September of this year, the fact remains that the "Old Guard" is currently standing guard in Hurricane Sandy's 90 mph winds.
The Old Guard, which is the name for the 3rd Division Infantry Regiment, is the official Army Honor Guard, has escorted presidents since World War II and provides military funeral escorts at Arlington National Cemetery. The unit also provides security for Washington during a national emergency.
The cemetery itself is closed due to the storm, but some funerals were held this morning, according to the regiments Facebook page. The photos attached to this article are from this morning.
The Old Guard has continually guarded the tomb since 1948.
Soldiers, called sentinels, "walk the mat," a 63-foot rubber surfaced walkway in exactly 21 steps, according to the Old Guard's website.
The Sentinel's Creed is: "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."
Gen. Winfield Scott gave the unit their name during a parade in Mexico City in 1847 after the Mexican War.
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