Tomb of The Unknowns to Remain Guarded During Hurricane
They may have closed Arlington National Cemetery due to the super storm but, U.S. Army servicemen continue to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Since 1948 Sentinels have kept "The Tomb of the Unknowns" under continuous guard. Now for those of you that don't know why the Tomb is significant, it's because it holds the remains of unidentified soldiers from World Wars One and Two and the Korean War.
According to a spokesman for the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment, even when the cemetery closes due to weather, the guard continues. However the Regiment, which is responsible for guarding the tomb, explained it's not the choreographed 21-pace that the public typically sees.
When weather forces them to, soldiers are able to guard the tomb from a small enclosure covered by a green awning from about 20' away instead and if the weather gets too dangerous, they can guard the tomb from a room inside a nearby amphitheater.
The above photo was shared on our website showing three sentinels standing their posts in the driving rain at the tomb received many touching comments, but it turns out it was taken in September not during the current hurricane.