Fifteen years ago today…

September 11, 2016 | Stories

A short note on this 15th anniversary of September 11th. We often get questions about the Tomb Guard and what happened on that day fifteen years ago. I emailed the Sentinel who was posted that day and asked him what he remembered and this is his response.

“When the plane flew over we were in the middle and the guards were passing on their orders. After it hit the Pentagon is when we turned to salute the Tomb. The smoke rising from the Pentagon was a big mushroom cloud. I continued on with the change without missing a beat. When the plane was flying over, [I] didn’t know if it was a fly over for Air Force funeral until it hit the Pentagon. Then after I came down from the changing the guard I let [you] guys know that the Pentagon just got hit.”

Never Forget.

9/11 ANC

  1. Dennis J. McMahon III September 15, 2016

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing! #320

  2. Maria Pimentel May 27, 2019

    Wow!!! May God Bless and keep you safe always!!!
    Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our amazing Nation!!!!