Blizzard Shuts Down DC… But These Soldiers Are Standing Proud


As you’ve probably heard by now, Washington, DC has been taken over by a massive snowstorm over the last day.

Most bureaucrats who work in Washington have gone home and are not working due to the weather. But not the Tomb of Sentinels of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment — or, as they’re better known, “The Old Guard.” They don’t take any days off.

The Tomb Sentinels guard the Tomb of the Unknown Solder at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, just outside of DC. The soldiers are there guarding regardless of the weather, no matter how bad it gets. The tomb has been guarded 24 hours a day since April 6, 1948.

Major Russell Fox, spokesman of the Old Guard, told reporters, “These guys will be out in the snow, no matter what. They love what they’re doing and they’re dedicated.”

The soldiers guard the tomb in groups of six in 24 hour shifts, switching out at 6 a.m., according to the Conservative Tribune.

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While we’re all inside taking cover from the storm today, it’s important that we remember the brave soldiers braving the storm to watch over the tomb.

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