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When Battening Down The Hatches Isn’t An Option

You know the motto – “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…”

Think it applies to your mailman?  Think again.  It belongs to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment.  The Old Guard.

These are the dedicated soldiers who stood out there, braving the ravages of Hurricane Irene – as they have done with other hurricanes before – to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.  Never leaving their post at Arlington National Cemetery, the brave and devoted members of this proud brigade marched dutifully past the tomb, keeping their post as they have done for every second of every day since 1948 – regardless of the weather conditions.

As you clean up from the storm today, picking up the tree branches, lamenting your lack of electricity, remember these soldiers.  They braved the storm, they manned their post, they did us proud.