'Old Guard' stands over Tomb of the Unknown Soldier despite bliz - WDRB 41 Louisville News

'Old Guard' stands over Tomb of the Unknown Soldier despite blizzard slamming D.C.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Even the menacing winter storm Jonas couldn't sway the Old Guard. 

"Even though Arlington National Cemetery is closed due to the blizzard, the Sentinels continue to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier," the cemetery posted to its Facebook page Friday.

The Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment known as ‘The Old Guard’ has guarded the Tomb if the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since 1948 -- regardless of the weather.

"The Tomb Guards maintain a constant vigil at the Tomb no matter the weather conditions," The Old Guard posted to its Facebook page.

Even the start of the snowstorm couldn't keep some tourists from visiting the White House.

On Friday afternoon, several groups and couples were walking in the park in front of the mansion, and the fountain in the home's yard was still spraying water.

Newlyweds Stefan Tomic and Cherokee Tomic, both 22, were visiting from New York and had just arrived in the city Friday by bus. They said they didn't want to change their plans because of the weather and that their first stop was the White House.

"We're just going to have fun," Cherokee Tomic said.

U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Cody W. Torkelson

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