If you don't know the whole story behind the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington Cemetery let me fill you in because its actually extremely beautiful.
The tomb is to represent every solider from WWI, WWII, and the Korean War who has died unidentified or MIA presumed dead. This tomb has been guarded, around the clock since 1948 by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. It is one of the highest honors to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and those guards refuse to ever leave this tomb, or these thousands of nameless men, unguarded and unhonored.
Right now, in NYC at least, we are not allowed to drive our cars until tomorrow morning without fear of arrest. People have panicked (as usual), and brought up about 3 weeks worth of bottle water, bread, and milk (I never understood the milk thing). And while we are staying inside and hibernating, the soldiers are still standing guard, OUTSIDE, in the elements.
Through rain, sleet, blazing 100 degree heat, and horrifying blizzards, the soldiers stand guard, honoring all of the nameless men who have lost their lives for a country who doesn't even know who they are.
They wont leave their men behind. And that is one of the most beautiful, and honorable things that happens EVERY DAY in this country.
If you have the chance, go visit that monument and stay to watch the changing of the guards. Its chilling, beautiful, and all together breath taking just how seriously they take this honor.