Nevada Proud: The men who guard Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Reported by: Bryan Samudio
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Updated: 7/05/2013 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON D.C. (KRNV & -- It's one of the most powerful and emotional military scenes that the American public can see. News 4 introduces you to the men that guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

At Arlington National Cemetery, these men stand watch 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through the dark of night and cold of winter. They have stood guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider since July of 1937. The tomb guards are soldiers in the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Regiment, and their positions are considered some of the highest honors attainable in the American military.

One fact about the Honor Guard that not many of our veterans who traveled to Washington D.C. on Honor Flight knew about was that these soldiers actually have a way to pay homage to them. A Vietnam veteran told News 4 a Staff Sergeant proceeded by him and he presented a light scuff of the toe as a salute.

The inscription on the tomb reads, "Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known by to God."

If you'd like more information on Honor Flight Nevada, you can log onto their website at http://WWW.HONORFLIGHTNV.ORG or call them at 323-9955.

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