This week’s video is actually a series of short videos created by the U.S. Army. They’re like candy, each one leading almost irresistibly into the next. You’ll just want to just keep on going!
But if you only have a few minutes to spare, I recommend you watch the one I’ve linked to above. It’s provides a nice overview of the amazing men and women of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, better to most Americans simply as “The Old Guard.”
Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment are famous for a variety of reasons, but its most public duty involves providing 24/7, 365-day a year sentinels for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and acting as honor guards during veteran funeral services conducted at Arlington National Cemetery.
Of course, GIjOE and action figure fans fondly recall the superb Honor Guard figure released by Hasbro (see photo above) and the Elite Brigade version currently produced and offered exclusively by Cotswold Collectibles HERE. Both are superb figure sets, replete with detailed Army dress uniforms and the unique white-gloved hands.
With Thanksgiving now behind us and Christmas just weeks ahead, we hope you’ll take a moment to stop, reflect and give thanks to all those who do so much for our country, our servicemen and women, their families, and especially the members of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment “Old Guards.” Not even Hurricane Sandy could make them abandon their post!