Courage at the Tomb of the Unknowns during Hurricane Isabel-Truth!

Guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Virginia Given Permission to Leave During Hurricane…and Stay AnywayTruth! 

Summary of eRumor:

During Hurricane Isabel in September, 2003, the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns were given permission to leave, but they chose to remain even if it meant threat to their lives.

The Truth:


The story is true.

One version of the eRumor says that the guard were ordered to seek shelter but disobeyed to stand guard.  That is not true.  There was no order for them to abandon their posts.

Last updated 9/24/03