The streets flooded. Trees as old as the cemetery itself broke at the trunk and came crashing down. But America's Regiment endured.

  
Via:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  7 comments

The streets flooded. Trees as old as the cemetery itself broke at the trunk and came crashing down. But America's Regiment endured.
During the storm, one of the most extraordinary displays of discipline and dedication to duty ever to be witnessed at Arlington National Cemetery was taking place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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The streets flooded. Trees as old as the cemetery itself broke at the trunk and came crashing down. But America's Regiment endured.




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Yesterday, torrential rain and drastic wind gusts overcame America’s most hallowed grounds. Visitors ran for cover. News media piled into vehicles together. The streets flooded. Trees as old as the cemetery itself broke at the trunk and came crashing down. But America's Regiment endured. They found low ground and held fast through the wind and the rain. Some had to be to ordered to stand down from planting flags, still determined to continue to honor the fallen.


During the storm, one of the most extraordinary displays of discipline and dedication to duty ever to be witnessed at Arlington National Cemetery was taking place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With only a few watching from cover, a Tomb Sentinel approached the Unknowns with U.S. flags in hand. As thunder shook the ground and rains washed down without abandon, the Tomb Sentinel pierced through the elements with breath-taking precision. He knelt and placed the flags in honor of the Unknowns. For the select few who saw this moment, it was jaw-dropping. Humans have their limits, but The Old Guard has yet to meet theirs.




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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

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Gardens Of Stone, 1987 movie about Arlington National Cemetery and the Old Guard. 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago
During the storm, one of the most extraordinary displays of discipline and dedication to duty ever to be witnessed at Arlington National Cemetery was taking place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Not to be compared with the storms hitting our neighbors in the plains the past couple days, but certainly something no one would want to be in.

It blew through our are on the way to the subject area. Trees are still down.

Those Marines were as unimpaired. They are there for us.

We need to be there for them.

 
 
 
Kavika
1.1.1  Kavika   replied to  dave-2693993 @1.1    3 weeks ago
Those Marines were as unimpaired. They are there for us.

The ''Old Guard'' aren't Marines dave. It's the 3rd Infantry Regiment. The oldest active Infantry unit in the U.S. Army. 

Here is a bit of history and their current duties. 

https://www.oldguard.mdw.army.mil/regiment

The ''Old Guard'' showed once again why they are called the ''Old Guard''....They have the watch. 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
1.1.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Kavika @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

Well, maybe Carl is turning in his grave right now.

Thank you Kavika.

 
 
 
Kavika
1.2  Kavika   replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

A great movie about a great unit. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

Lest we forget......

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Buzz of the Orient
3  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

The sky was crying.

 
 
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