Tomb of the Unknowns


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Tomb of the Unknowns

in Arlington National Cemetery; commemorates nameless war dead. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1118]
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At the Arlington National Cemetery, just a few miles from where I sat, the sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns were having an entirely different experience.
After placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Obama gave his speech at the Arlington National Cemetery's amphitheater, referring to the site as a "a monument to a constant thread in the American character.
Vice-president Joe Biden was sworn in before Obama at an early morning ceremony at his official residence, before the two laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Ceremony.
While it is just one of more than 300,000 burial sites in the historic cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns receives upwards of four million visitors annually.
None of this fazes the Soldier, for he is a sentinel, a guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
The president-elect and Biden began yesterday with a sombre wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery on the Virginia side of the Potomac River.
The focal point for official, national ceremonies for Veterans Day continues to be the memorial amphitheater built around the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
Regardless of how many times I've viewed the Presidential Wreath Ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns from the plaza of the Amphitheater, it continues to be a thought-provoking, heartfelt event.
Groups of teenagers cavort and clown as they make their way up Roosevelt Drive, but all conversation and commotion slam to a halt at the white-marble Tomb of the Unknowns.
The lieutenant's remains became the nation's unidentified soldier from the Vietnam War and were laid to rest beneath a sacred marble slab in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
Wreath-laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday.
Solving a mystery dating back to the Vietnam War, the Pentagon has identified remains exhumed last month from the Tomb of the Unknowns.