"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

29 October 2012


Guarding The Tomb this morning.  Still carrying on during the hurricane.


Update:  The Old Guard explains that the above photograph was taken in September of this year, not today during Hurricane Sandy.  The link below is to their site with a couple of pictures from today.

Every minute of every day since April 6, 1948...

They take their duty seriously.


"The 3rd Infantry Regiment posted these pictures to their Facebook page showing the guards hard at work on Monday. Along with the pictures, they posted this message: 'The Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier maintain their vigil even as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Eastern Seaboard. The Old Guard has guarded the tomb every minute of every day since April 6, 1948. Today will be no exception.' "

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19943347/tomb-of-the-unknown-soldiers-stand-guard-during-hurricane-sandy#ixzz2AjBdLZXu

Stay safe.


Brock Townsend said...

Thanks. Posted.

Blue said...

Brock... Some people still understand the concepts of Duty and Honor...

c w swanson said...

Brings a lump to the throat.

mizdeb said...

God bless them!!! Tears in my eyes!

Blue said...

Mr Swanson, MizDeb...

I get a bit emotional myself, sometimes. I've been there a couple of times. These men are awesome. They take their duty seriously. They understand that they are watching over people who have died for this country. They are Believers.

Dave said...

That photo says it all doesn't it? To know these men feel honored to be allowed to guard the last resting place of nameless, faceless American Patriots 24/7, gives me hope that we will prevail.
Thanks buddy

I wonder how many times Hussein has stood in the rain for someone he doesn't know?

Blue said...

Dave... It gives me hope, too. :)

Dave said...

2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was
approaching Washington ,
DC, our
US Senate/House took 2 days
off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC
evening news, it was reported that because of
the dangers from the
hurricane, the military
members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb
the Unknown Soldier were given permission
to suspend the assignment. They

respectfully declined the offer, "No way,
Sir!" Soaked to the skin,
marching in the
pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that
the Tomb was not just an assignment,
it was the highest honor that can be
to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled
24/7, since 1930.

Bless and keep them.

Blue said...

Amen. Amen.