by Jason DeWitt
Washington, D.C. is shutting down as this historic winter storm continues to cover the nation’s capital in snow.
But as the winds pick up speed and the snow piles up, the men who guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier never stop keeping watch.
The photos are in from the Tomb today, and they are going viral!
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) January 22, 2016
The Sentinel’s Creed, which these brave men memorize, is:
“My dedication to this sacred duty
is total and whole-hearted.
In the responsibility bestowed on me
never will I falter.
And with dignity and perseverance
my standard will remain perfection.
Through the years of diligence and praise
and the discomfort of the elements,
I will walk my tour in humble reverence
to the best of my ability.
It is he who commands the respect I protect,
his bravery that made us so proud.
Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day,
alone in the thoughtful peace of night,
this soldier will in honored glory rest
under my eternal vigilance.”
These 99 words describe the meaning of their duty. They will often use the words “Line-6” by Tomb Guards while they converse within their chain of command.
May God Bless them for their service to America and our fallen soldiers.
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