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Video: Making of Tomb of the Unknowns guards

Check out what it takes to be a Sentinel.

What does it take to become a “Sentinel?”

The Sentinels are the platoon of the “Old Guard” 3rd Infantry Regiment, assigned to stand watch over the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The Soldiers maintain a constant presents through all weather and calamity.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony is stirring ritual that occurs every 30 minutes during the height of the spring and summer tourist season and every hour the rest of the year.

This video is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become a Sentinel:

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Neil W. McCabe is the editor of HE's "Guns & Patriots" e-letter and was a senior reporter at the Human Events newspaper. McCabe deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq for 15 months as a combat historian. For many years, he was a reporter and photographer for "The Pilot," Boston's Catholic paper. He was also the editor of the free community papers "The Somerville (Mass.) News and "The Alewife (North Cambridge, Mass.)." Email him: neilwmccabe@gmail.com Follow him on Twitter: @neilwmccabe.

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Video: Making of Tomb of the Unknowns guards

What does it take to become a “Sentinel?”

The Sentinels are the platoon of the “Old Guard” 3rd Infantry Regiment, assigned to stand watch over the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The Soldiers maintain a constant presents through all weather and calamity.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony is stirring ritual that occurs every 30 minutes during the height of the spring and summer tourist season and every hour the rest of the year.

This video is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become a Sentinel:

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