Heavy snows in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area in early February 2010 caused Arlington National Cemetery to be closed to the public over the weekend of 6 and 7 February and during the week on Monday through Thursday, 8-11 February 2011.
Funerals took place as scheduled on Monday through Wednesday, but were in doubt for Thursday, as additional heavy snowfall took place on Wedneday.
Throughout the storms, the Tomb Guards of the Third United States Infantry (The Old Guard) at the Tomb of the Unknowns maintained their vigil, as they always do, keeping guard over the unknowns at rest there.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard