This is exactly the devotion the memory of those who came before us, paving the way for us to enjoy the freedoms so many of us have taken for granted, deserve.
Arlington Cemetery holds a privileged place in the national consciousness. Not because of any innate value of the land or location. That patch of land is precious because of the treasure contained within its soil.
The bones of those who served — and often died in service of — the nation they loved.
A powerful storm swept through the DC area this weekend. It was powerful enough to knock down trees and make the grounds unsafe for visitors.
⚠️UPDATE: ANC closed to visitors and pass holders on Monday, July 31 ⚠️
Funerals will still be conducted as scheduled and open to attendees.
Our crew needs a little more time to return ANC to its proper condition before we welcome visitors. We apologize for the inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/3uPTMDjLI5
— Arlington National Cemetery (@ArlingtonNatl) July 30, 2023
In a storm that’s knocking down trees, a civilian might understand if members of the Old Guard were to seek shelter.
Here is footage from that day:
@washingtonpost my buddy (@SunsetGrilleDC) was at @ArlingtonNatl when the storm hit and got this video of the a member of the Third Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) staying on mission during the storm. Powerful. pic.twitter.com/omkdoWZGge
— 40 Minutes of Hell (@pneaville) July 29, 2023
But not just us that were impressed.
These guys are, to use the original sense of a now over-used phrase, ‘built different’.
The Old Guard’s twitter account can be seen here.
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