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Old 10-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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These men continue to honor our unknown fallen, no matter the circumstance.
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That is pretty amazing. Much respect to them.

Is that during Sandy or an earlier hurricane?
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That is pretty amazing. Much respect to them.

Is that during Sandy or an earlier hurricane?
It is during Sandy.
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If you guys have an opportunity, or a free minute, go on to youtube and look at some of their changing of the guard ceremonies, and even some of the interviews with some of the soldiers. These guys take a vow never to drink again, have to be at least 6' tall, spend hours prepping their uniform on top of their 8 hour shift, truly amazing.
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I saw this photo on Facebook and was wondering what the tomb was. Anyone know? Haven't had time to search around yet. At first I just assumed it was showing the soldiers standing in the rain, but then saw a note about the tomb.
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Please don't get mad at me for asking this, because what those guys are doing is amazing and I know this question is trivial.

But I gotta know, how in the hell is that reef still standing there?

I mean the thing has got to weigh like maybe 10 pounds and there is probably 20mph winds or more, how is it not being blown away?
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I saw this photo on Facebook and was wondering what the tomb was. Anyone know? Haven't had time to search around yet. At first I just assumed it was showing the soldiers standing in the rain, but then saw a note about the tomb.
It is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

I have been to the changing of the guards twice. Once when I was in fifth grade, and again about 4 years ago. It's one of those things you have to witness to understand.
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Tomb of the Unknowns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The first 24-hour guard was posted on midnight, July 2, 1937. The Tomb of the Unknowns has been guarded continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, since that time. Inclement weather,[28] terrorist attacks,[29] et cetera, do not cause the watch to cease.[30]
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If im right then this is washington DC. I went there a year ago and I heard that they do that non stop. The people there take shifts but still thats pretty amazing. So determined to keep going even in the worst of climates
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Unbelievable. This is a great picture. I love our troops. Wish them to stay safe, during this weather, and during this war.
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Picture makes me proud to be an American. We look after our own, no matter the circumstance.

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It is during Sandy.
It doesn't take anything away from it, but it wasn't taken during Sandy according to The Old Guard. It was taken in September. Like I said, doesn't take a thing away from their watch.

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That one is actually an urban legend but still...the men who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers are amazing...If you ever have the opportunity to go make sure you do it!

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Please don't get mad at me for asking this, because what those guys are doing is amazing and I know this question is trivial.

But I gotta know, how in the hell is that reef still standing there?

I mean the thing has got to weigh like maybe 10 pounds and there is probably 20mph winds or more, how is it not being blown away?
It's wreath, and also a good question. Glue, maybe?

Incredible image, by the way.
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That one is actually an urban legend but still...the men who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers are amazing...If you ever have the opportunity to go make sure you do it!
One of the interviews on YouTube, it was through a news channel but somebody posted it on YouTube, said that was one of the vows, maybe one of those unwritten things. Either way, amazing individuals.
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The tomb of the unknown never goes unguarded.
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You guys should check out the organization one of my brothers founded. MIVF or Marine Infantry Veterans Foundation. MIVF.ORG
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It doesn't take anything away from it, but it wasn't taken during Sandy according to The Old Guard. It was taken in September. Like I said, doesn't take a thing away from their watch.

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They will be out there untill its a major down pour, then they get under a tarp (but still out there) when the winds pick up and its almost unbearable they go into a little shack like building that holds awards and other things that has a direct line of sight to the tomb....these guys are rocks when it comes to this....
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good photo but like others said not during Sandy. Here are a few more floating around which I still think is cool looking. http://www.buzzfeed.com/reyhan/viral...urricane-sandy
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