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Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Sandy

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  1. Unneutral

    October 29th, 2012

    I hope Obama is staying dry and cozy. /sarc.

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  2. NoMoBo

    October 29th, 2012

    God bless those fine young men.

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  3. NoMoBo

    October 29th, 2012

    @unneutral – the preezy is monitoring the storm, doncha know. I feel safer already.

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  4. finai

    October 29th, 2012

    Honor

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  5. Corky

    October 29th, 2012

    God Bless Them. This is our military.

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  6. Noodengr

    October 29th, 2012

    Soldiers stood that way when the plane hit the Pentagon only a few miles away too. God bless them

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  7. illustr8r

    October 29th, 2012

    and…look, bayonets.

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  8. Rio

    October 29th, 2012

    Probably one of the few places in DC where Honor still has value.

    They will do their duty for the duration of the storm.

    How is it possible to look at the photo and not feel a lump or a tear.

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  9. Carlos The Jackal

    October 29th, 2012

    I salute THEM!

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  10. Stirrin the B.S.

    October 29th, 2012

    @illustr8r – you beat me to it – LOL

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  11. pissedpatriot30

    October 29th, 2012

    THAT makes me proud to be an American. Fine young men serving their country, quite the contrast to “community organizing”.

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  12. hanoverfist

    October 29th, 2012

    Thank you gentlemen.

    Thank you.

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  13. reddecaesari

    October 29th, 2012

    they deserve a brave commander in chief.
    let us give them one on november 6th.

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  14. Stranded in Sonoma

    October 29th, 2012

     
  15. RANDO

    October 29th, 2012

    Photo of the year candidate.

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  16. Troy

    October 29th, 2012

    Latest Moochele quote:
    “all of THIS for a tomb”?

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  17. Irish

    October 29th, 2012

    Obama could take a lesson from these fine young men. Honor, Duty, Country. Salute!

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  18. conservative cowgirl

    October 29th, 2012

    I’m willing to bet those young men would never complain about having to stand guard in the rain. God Bless them!

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  19. The Finisher

    October 29th, 2012

    Integrity !

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  20. Sarge

    October 29th, 2012

    Complain? Never it’s an honor to guard the Tomb of the Unknown.

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  21. Moe Tom

    October 29th, 2012

    Great Photo. They are dedicated men. There’s a
    video of the guard chastizing some disrespectful visitors on google.

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  22. m00pa

    October 29th, 2012

    24-7-365 standing in honor. Not just guarding the tomb, but standing in honor of all those who stood up before them, and all those who will stand up after they have gone … standing in Honor of others.

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  23. Metprof

    October 29th, 2012

    Meanwhile….President Obama heads upstairs for a nap.

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  24. Jack Daniels

    October 29th, 2012

    Oh YEAH!!

    Now these are MEN!!

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  25. Aunt Liz

    October 29th, 2012

    Yesterday – one of the poll questions asked what (if a woman) you found attractive in a man.

    This would be it – times 100.

    Saying a quick prayer for these gallant young soldiers. May we give them a fitting CIC soon.

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  26. FabianNightmare

    October 29th, 2012

    No words need be mentioned…….the picture says it all.

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  27. Anne

    October 29th, 2012

    It’s interesting, well, sort of, don’t you think?

    The slimy Democrats and their slimy shills in the
    MSM portrayed George W. Bush as a useless fool,
    whose only claim to famme was that he came from a
    wealthy family, and they portrayed Barack H. Obama as a man of the people … when, in fact, George W. Bush was an honorable, humble man of the people who provided great leadership through three wars and who got a lot accomplished, while Obama turned out to be a useless empty suit, a slippery street hustler and a lazy and pretentious, decadent dilletante, who was been systematically, [deliberately], viciously, [spitefully], trecherously and [vindictively] undoing everything that G.W.Bush accomplished, and who wants to be reelected for no other reason than so that he can continue to live like royalty without doing a damned thing to earn it.

    You miss Ronald Reagan? I miss George W. Bush. He and Laura were a class act, unlike the trash that Democrats have put into the White House.

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  28. Lazy & Incarcerated

    October 29th, 2012

    And they still do it even though they have no commander in chief.

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  29. FreeMan & Sarah Voting Early & Often

    October 29th, 2012

    Wow. God Bless them all.

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  30. Tim

    October 29th, 2012

    My brother was with the Old Guard back in the 70s – he’da said something to the effect: “We ain’t sugar – we ain’t gonna melt.”

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  31. onetermer

    October 29th, 2012

    The photo reminds me when I saw the changing of the guard last year for the first time. Still gives me goosebumps thinking about. God bless our men and women in the military.

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  32. ruble

    October 29th, 2012

    Takes a special kind of soldier to do that. Clearly they honor their obligation to the United States and our fallen.If only we had a president that did the same.

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  33. BILL

    October 29th, 2012

    just contrast those fine young men with their poor commander in chief.

    they deserve much better.

    up yours obama voters!

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  34. Chuck U Farley

    October 29th, 2012

    “Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Know But To God”

    …reads the inscription on the Tomb of the Unknowns

    My son did a 3-year stint in the 3rd. Got to see him perform some Honor details. These are the same guys (no girls; they are an Infantry regiment)that plant the flags on the graves every Memorial Day.

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  35. MAJ Mike

    October 29th, 2012

    Hey! Bayonets!!

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  36. Claudia

    October 29th, 2012

    Beautiful photo. I am humbled.

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  37. mythbuster

    October 29th, 2012

    Hate to say this, but with the rash of bogus pictures being released… I feel this one is a fake based on look at the shadows on the ground in the picture. The light cannot come from 3 directions at once.

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  38. Lazy & Incarcerated

    October 29th, 2012

    mythbuster

    Are you sure you don’t mean “fire can’t melt steel” ?

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  39. Edith McCrotch

    October 29th, 2012

    No those aren’t shadows, they are (and appropriately I made add) called reflections.

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  40. Anne

    October 29th, 2012

    I’d like to have some of whatever you’re smoking, dude.

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  41. 99th Squad Leader

    October 29th, 2012

    Young American men who are willing to serve, with honor, and sacrifice for this great country. Beyond awesome! So proud of them!

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  42. Warren

    October 29th, 2012

    Someone said they deserve a breave commander in chief let us give them one on November 6th.
    How are we going to do this? we only have 2 to pick from and we can’t pick any of them because there not good enough for this job oops.

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  43. Shawn M

    October 29th, 2012

     
  44. Trixie Bluebell

    October 29th, 2012

    God bless these men. They are real men unlike their CIC.

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  45. AbigailAdams

    October 29th, 2012

    Steadfast, loyal and true.

    (There’s are some great videos on YT about the tradition behind the Tomb of the Unknowns.)

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  46. Chuck U Farley

    October 29th, 2012

    @mythmaker – I guess all those raindrops hitting the granite are faked too, huh?

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  47. Tony R

    October 29th, 2012

    I guess Mr. Obama would see these men as “bitterly clinging to their guns.”

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  48. TheFineReport.com

    October 30th, 2012

    Ted Turner: “Are they gonna kill themselves, or what??”

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  49. TED JUSANT

    October 30th, 2012

    That reminds me of the two marines going to protect Chris Stevens , Obama has told people to evacuate because of the hurricane , Yet he’s left these 3 marines out in the cold , Bengazi all over.

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  50. muddjuice (Absolutist)

    October 30th, 2012

    Honor. Courage. Duty.

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  51. Joel

    October 30th, 2012

    Just like MARINES. THE FEW, the BRAVE, the 3RD.

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  52. Gene Husky

    October 30th, 2012

    I am not bragging,but I spent my time in hell.I respect our great country without regret.I did not always agree,but when duty calls, a Marine never refusses to serve.It is just so sad we have a CIC that knows nothing about the services,or for that matter the USA.He never had a job or fullfilled any military duties and never refers to God.100 rounds of golf later wants to try to ack like a leader and ask for 4 more years of golf and destroying the country.God bless our troups and our true patriots of the USA

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  53. Jane Worrell

    October 31st, 2012

    Having spent a snowy Christmas Eve at Arlington for the last tribute of the day, I can only say that these young men are the epitome of what is right with our country. I salute them!!!

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  54. Righteous Progressive

    October 31st, 2012

    The photo is from September, not October. There is a picture of a soldier guarding the Tomb from October.

    Get it right(in this case-CORRECT!)

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  55. Bill Steed

    November 1st, 2012

    Respect is a powerful word. Respect is earned, not bought.

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  56. muddjuice (Absolutist)

    November 1st, 2012

    @ Righteous Progressive

    Way to point that out. That really changes everything!!!!

    /sarc

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