Photo of the week, Tomb Sentinel stands guard in the rain

Jun 20 2017
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Photo of the week, Tomb Sentinel stands guard in the rain
A Tomb Sentinel from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) stands guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery June 19, 2017, in the rain. The D.C. metro area was under a severe weather storm warning for much of the afternoon. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser/ Arlington National Cemetery/ released)

Medal of Honor Day at ANC

Medal of Honor Day at ANC
Members of the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” participate in a full honors wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, March 25, 2017, in Arlington, Va. With 24 Medal of Honor recipients in attendance, the wreath laying marked Medal of Honor Day, which falls on March 25 each year. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)

Snow and ice from winter storm Stella blanket Arlington National Cemetery

Snow and ice from winter storm Stella blanket Arlington National Cemetery
A Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, March 14, 2017, in Arlington, Va.  The winter precipitation came from winter storm Stella. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)

Trump and Pence lay a wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Trump and Pence lay a wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 19, 2017, in Arlington, Va. Trump was sworn-in as the 45th president of the United States during the Inauguration Ceremony Jan. 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)

Plenty Coups headdress installation

Plenty Coups headdress installation

ANC curator, Roderick Gainer (left), and, Brent Orton (right), mount maker and lead fabrication technician with Capitol Museum Services, prepare the headdress of Crow Tribe (Apsalookee) Chief Plenty Coups for display at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater Display Room. Chief Plenty Coups removed this War Bonnet from his head and placed it on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on November, 11, 1921, in tribute to the Unknown.

(ANC photo by Stephen Smith, released)

South Korean Wreath Laying

South Korean Wreath Laying

South Korean Deputy Minister of Personnel and Welfare Hwang Woo Woong places his hand over his heart during the playing of Taps after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 20, 2015, in Arlington, Va. Dignitaries from all over the world pay respects to those buried at Arlington National Cemetery in more than 3000 ceremonies each year.

(Photograph by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/Released)

All-female Honor Flight

All-female Honor Flight

Women from the first all-female Honor Flight in the United States watch a Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Sept. 22, 2015. Seventy five female veterans from World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War were in attendance, as well as 75 escorts, who were also female veterans or active-duty military.

Photograph by Rachel Larue

United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Armed Forces lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Armed Forces lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Brion Moore, deputy superintendent for Cemetery Operations, speaks with Penny Mordaunt, the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Armed Forces, and Maj. Gen. Richard Cripwell, Defence Attache and Head of British Defence Staff - United States, before a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

 

Photograph by Rachel Larue

Respect and Silence

Respect and Silence

Sentinels from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) exit the plaza during a Changing of the Guard ritual. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a place of solemn reflection, a visible reminder of the service and sacrifice of our nation's unknown military members.

Photograph by Rachel Larue