A very remarkable photo (Tomb of the Unkown Soldier-Sandy)

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    Thank you for the share.
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    Honor the fallen so that we can enjoy our freedoms as US citizens. Yes they are gone but not forgotten...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Sorry, you've all been fooled. That is not an image from Hurricane Sandy.

    Still awesome, however, that those that guard the Tomb never leave it.

    Here's actual images of the Old Guard soldiers at the Tomb during Sandy.
    No matter what the weather the Old Guard never abandons their post. Standing guard at the Tomb in the face of Hurricane Irene - WTOP.com
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    As a gesture against intrusion on their post, the sentinel always bears his weapon away from the Tomb.

    Only under exceptional circumstances may the guard speak or alter his silent, measured tour of duty. He will issue a warning if anyone attempts to enter the restricted area around the Tomb, but first will halt and bring his rifle to port arms.
    Below is a video that shows that the guards aren't anything like at "Buckingham Palace" The Tomb Guards demand that visitors respect where they are
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYCPb...eature=related
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Below is a video that shows that the guards aren't anything like at "Buckingham Palace" The Tomb Guards demand that visitors respect where they are
    Tomb Guards Reprimanding Visitors - Arlington Cemetery - YouTube
    Duke......... You bring the Posting to focus. The Tomb Sentinels perform their vigilance 24/7 no matter what. If you've not gone to Arlington, it's worth going, to see this. The Sentinels feel it is an Honor to guard the Unknowns. Freedom isn't free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullie View Post
    I'm asking this not as a smarty-pants. Why do the fallen need protected? What is the point of giving ones life to protect the already dead? Yes i think it's cool how they stand gaurd, looks good, makes it seem like the Gov/army care about he fallen. And just for the record I am thankful for all the folks that have died so that i can type this and not worry about the "secret police" coming into my house tonight. Just askin, not trying to poop in anybodys ice cream
    First, I apologize. I usually vet stuff before I post. But the picture has the same meaning. Also, I meant to say "Tomb of the Unkowns". Anyway, I can't answer your question but the "Sentinels Creed" can:

    My dedication to this sacred duty is total and wholehearted.
    In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter.
    And with dignity and perseverance my standard will remain perfection.
    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.
    It is he who commands the respect I protect.
    His bravery that made us so proud.
    Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day alone in the thoughtful peace of night,
    this soldier will in honored glory rest under my eternal vigilance.
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    Those men are volunteers to a highly selective duty and they take that oath with much gravity. In the pride and honor of that position, a little wet discomfort is hardly the reason to quit their post. I say that and I rather doubt that they would quit their post under direct fire. Keep up the good work men.

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    They{The Honor Guard} are an inspiration to the people of the US of A
    and should be included as one of its treasures.
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    Respect, Honor, Dedication...very moving!
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    First, I apologize. I usually vet stuff before I post.
    No worries! There have been thousands and thousands of people mistaking that picture for one during Hurricane Sandy. And I agree - it still has the same meaning. I didn't mean to suggest that it didn't, so I'm sorry if I did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solemnsaint View Post
    Those men are volunteers to a highly selective duty and they take that oath with much gravity. In the pride and honor of that position, a little wet discomfort is hardly the reason to quit their post. I say that and I rather doubt that they would quit their post under direct fire. Keep up the good work men.
    They would return fire and die guarding their post!

    Actually, to be honest, I have no idea if their weapons are even loaded or not.
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    Duty, honor, and faithful...I praise them for their actions and I salute the unknowns for their sacrifice. God bless and keep them.

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    Duty, honor country. I have the utmost respect for these men.

    When I get discouraged about our country, and the people, I only have to remind myself of young men like these and I know we'll weather any storm.

    I also love one of them...my nephew was in the Old Guard in the 90's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    They would return fire and die guarding their post!

    Actually, to be honest, I have no idea if their weapons are even loaded or not.
    Their rifles are fully functional but are not loaded. I'm not sure if they have a magazine or pistol on them. Some of what you see during the changing of the guard is the soldier inspecting/ensuring a loaded weapon is not being handed over.

    I've been to a couple funerals at Arlington and it's a humbling experience. Each time I visit there I come away with an even greater respect for those that serve our country....we've got some amazing people protecting us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Actually, to be honest, I have no idea if their weapons are even loaded or not.
    Just checked with my nephew and he said they aren't loaded. He also said they often were asked if they had a round in their pocket and the answer is "no" to that too.
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