Heartwarming video shows soldier honor fallen comrades in heavy rainstorm ahead of Memorial Day
A sentinel was seen placing flags at the memorial in the midst of torrential rain in a video that moved people across the country ahead of Memorial Day on Monday
Severe rainstorms may have halted normal life in Washington D.C, but soldiers seems undeterred as they prepare for Memorial Day on Monday, 27 May.
The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment also known as The Old Guard shared a set of photos on social media that moved people across the country, Ahead of Decoration Day.
A sentinel was captured on camera while he placed flags at the memorial in the middle of heavy rainfall, according to WUSA9,
The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment wrote on Facebook: "As thunder shook the ground and rains washed down without abandon, the Tomb Sentinel pierced through the elements with breath-taking precision. He knelt and placed the flags in honor of the Unknowns."
"Humans have their limits, but The Old Guard has yet to meet theirs," they posted. You can watch the video below.
According to the website, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located at the Arlington National Cemetery, was established in 1921, when an unidentified soldier was inhumed at the newly created memorial.
Every year, The Old Guard conducts memorial events to honor the fallen who died in military service for the United States. The newly created panel has three figures sculpted into the panel that reads "Valor, Victory, and Peace."
In events related to Memorial Day, CBS Baltimore also reported that 645,000 poppies adorn a wall of the National Mall. Each of the flowers commemorated the men and women who have died in uniform since World War I. The poppy is seen as a symbol of remembrance and has been used since 1921 to honor the fallen.
Memorial Day was initially celebrated on May 30. The federal holiday gradually became known as Memorial Day and in 1968 was moved to the last Monday of May when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This year, Memorial Day falls on May 27.
According to Newsweek, the weather forecast in Washington DC predicted cloudy skies, but as demonstrated by The Old Guard, mother nature too won't be able to stop the sentinels from paying tribute to the fallen heroes.