While most area residents escaped indoors to avoid Hurricane Irene this past weekend, a lone guard kept watch throughout the storm at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Photos of the guard appeared Saturday on a Facebook page managed by the 3rd U.S. INF Regiment, also known as the Old Guard.

The album was titled “Hurricane Irene Tomb” and included the following caption: “A lone Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), walks his tour in humble reverence during Hurricane Irene in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug 27. Members of The Old Guard have guarded the Tomb every second, of every day regardless of weather or holidays since April 6, 1948.”

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