By Cecelia Hanley. 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. Read more from this story HERE.
Although Hurricane Sandy packed 90 mph winds, the weather was calmer at the time this video was taken on Monday: