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.
"Tomb Sentinel" sounds like a very cool title to hold. Like something from a sci-fi book, or something. I mean yeah, it translates into "grave guard", but where’s the magic in that?