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Tomb of the Unknown soldiers stand guard during Hurricane Sandy

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Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), keeps guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.) Spc. Brett Hyde, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), keeps guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 29, 2012. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.)
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WASHINGTON -

Almost everyone in Washington, D.C. has boarded up and hunkered down Monday afternoon as Hurricane Sandy began her assault of the Mid-Atlantic.

Almost everyone.

Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), assigned to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, were still on-duty as wind and rain lashed the area.

One particular photo showing three guards standing in the downpour spread across the internet quickly Monday. While it was later learned that that image was not from Monday's storm - but rather from a storm several weeks ago - it wasn't hard to find images from guards standing strong during Hurricane Sandy.

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.'




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