Tomb of the Unknowns Guarded during Hurricane Sandy: As the work places in New York and New Jersey including the federal government shut down, the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown remain at duty. An inspirational and striking photo went viral on the internet over the weekend that showed guards standing strong at the Tomb of the Unknowns, during a storm.
Allegedly the picture was taken after Hurricane Sandy had struck the region of the United States. It shows three armed guards standing in the rain amongst fierce winds, at the strictly guarded Tombs. The picture has succeeded in garnering a positive response on the internet from proud and patriotic Americans. The viral photo has been shared more than 53,000 times since it was first posted.
However there is a small thing that will burst the bubble – this picture is not from this weekend, but it was taken in September earlier this year. The picture does show guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns standing in the storm, but it is not the storm brought about by Hurricane Sandy.
The question that raised many eyebrows after this piece of information was: are the guards really performing their duty at the Tomb of the Unknowns? The answer is yes, the guards are still there. It is a fact that ‘The Old Guard’ team from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment has been guarding the place 24/7 since 1948. The Tomb has not been left unguarded for even a second.
Another study also suggests that the Tomb of the Unknowns has been guarded since year 1937. The guards at the tomb only take shelter at a custom made stand beside the tomb, if there is some serious threat to their lives or health.
The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument made in the remembrance of American military and service members who have died for the country, but remain unidentified. The guards at the monument ensure that nobody disrespects the tomb or creates noise around it.