The Old Guard: Blizzard? What Blizzard?

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“My dedication to this sacred duty is total and whole-hearted” – First line of the Sentinel’s Creed.

The 3rd Infantry Regiment, otherwise known as The Old Guard, was founded in 1784.  It is the oldest active duty regiment in the U.S. Army.  In honor of their bayonet charge in the 1847 battle of Cerro Gordo, they are the only Army regiment which is authorized to carry rifles with fixed bayonets in any parade.

With three active battalions, serving in various capacities in the U.S. Army, their best known role is to stand guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Since they began standing guard of the tomb on April 6th, 1948, they haven’t left it unguarded for one second.  Old Guard soldiers have stood guard even through hurricanes.

Blizzard Jonas didn’t even raise a concern for the honorable soldiers of The Old Guard.  The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier remains guarded without pause.

Please take a moment out of your cozy day and thank The 3rd Infantry Regiment for their unflinching resolve and honorable service.

They can be found on Facebook here:

3rd Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard – Facebook.

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