On this Memorial Day weekend:
May God bless everyone who protected our country and sacrificed everything so we may be free.
Via Daily Mail.
An image showing a soldier placing an American flag at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a severe thunderstorm at Arlington National Cemetery has gone viral.
Each year, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, which is named ‘The Old Guard,’ places flags at each grave in the Virginia cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
However, severe weather blew in with heavy rain pouring down on the cemetery, along with gale-force winds on Thursday.
As onlookers ran for cover, the soldiers carried on with their duty including one who stood out from the crowd.
Determined to honor the fallen, some of the soldiers were ordered to stand down until the worst of the weather passed. However one continued on….
In a Facebook post, The Old Guard claimed: ‘During the storm, one of the most extraordinary displays of discipline and dedication to duty ever to be witnessed at Arlington National Cemetery was taking place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
‘With only a few watching from cover, a Tomb Sentinel approached the Unknowns with U.S. flags in hand.
‘As thunder shook the ground and rains washed down without abandon, the Tomb Sentinel pierced through the elements with breath-taking precision.
‘He knelt and placed the flags in honor of the Unknowns. For the select few who saw this moment, it was jaw-dropping. Humans have their limits, but The Old Guard has yet to meet theirs.’….
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