“The Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier maintain their vigil even as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Eastern Seaboard. The Old Guard has guarded the tomb every minute of every day since April 6, 1948. Today will be no exception.” (Old Guard/Facebook)
“WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN WITH STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT MUCH OF THE POTOMAC RIVER VALLEY AND ADJACENT AREAS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN REGION AND THE INTERSTATE 66 CORRIDOR. RAINFALL RATES AROUND AN INCH PER HOUR WILL CONTINUE OVER THESE AREAS. AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN WILL ACCUMULATE INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.
“STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH…WITH PEAK GUSTS BRIEFLY REACHING THE 55 TO 65 MPH RANGE…WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.” (NOAA/NWS)
“A PROLONGED AND SIGNIFICANT 24 HOUR HIGH WIND EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. COUPLED WITH HEAVY RAINS FROM SANDY…THE HIGH WINDS WILL LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE. RESIDENTS…VISITORS… AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD PLAN FOR WIDESPREAD POWER AND COMMUNICATION OUTAGES.” (NOAA/NWS)
The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, traditionally known as “The Old Guard”, the oldest active-duty infantry regiment in the Army, is our hero of the week.