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Solemn through the Snow: Meet Military Men who Guard Tomb of Unknown during Raging Snowstorm

When many Americans wake up to inches of snow and don’t want to get out from under warm blankets - let alone drive to work - the military men who guard the Tomb of the Unknowns have already been at it... hour after hour... for twenty-four hours a day... for the past 76-years. Sergeant of the Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Tanner Welch, explained to Washington Times' Alex Swoyer that since 1958 there have only been 621 badges awarded to honorable men who guard the Tomb come rain or shine. The guarding of the Tomb of the Unknowns began in 1926 and has been 24-hours since 1937. (02:00)