— Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor
A number of you (including some of my friends in the military) have been emailing us—during this Washington snowstorm and during the last one—asking us to remember (and show) the 24-hour-a-day vigil at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington. We've been trying. This past weekend, then again yesterday, there weren't enough military escorts to handle our request. Believe it or not, military funerals still went on, even at the height of the snow. Since they are of course the priority, we waited until the first availability today, and have captured the pictures to show you tonight.
Here's to the U.S. Army Third Infantry Old Guard. While I know you consider your task the highest honor in the military, thanks nonetheless for the service you perform each day. While the rest of us cover the weather, and complain about it, you perform your solemn duty in those same conditions—without complaint and with great honor. Thank you.
We hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.