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The Old Guard

Most people know about The Old Guard and its role as caretaker of Arlington National Cemetery. Images of soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown, despite rain or snow, are famous throughout the world. However, the regiment’s mission is more involved than what meets the eye. The Old Guard’s primary mission is to render honors […]

The Old Guard

Most people know about The Old Guard and its role as caretaker of Arlington National Cemetery. Images of soldiers guarding the Tomb of the Unknown, despite rain or snow, are famous throughout the world. However, the regiment’s mission is more involved than what meets the eye.

The Old Guard’s primary mission is to render honors and conduct the funeral ceremonies of departed Veterans and Servicemembers. They also assist grieving families in coping with the loss of a loved one.

Thank you to all who have served and those whom continue to serve from Soldiers’ Stories.

http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/14994/platoon-honors-veterans-and-servicemembers-at-arlington/

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