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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery sits on top of a hill overlooking Washington, D.C., where it’s been since March 4, 1921, when Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I.
There are six wreaths, three sculpted on either side of the shrine, that represent the six major campaigns of World War I. And inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words:
“Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God”
The Tomb sarcophagus was placed above the grave of the Unknown Soldier of World War I. West of the World War I Unknown are the crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Those three graves are marked with white marble slabs flush with the plaza.
All this makes the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery a most honored and sacred place. And it is our honor here at the 59 VETERANS PROJECT to give a hand salute to these honored dead and to all our veterans and military personnel as well as those who are the guardians of this sacred place. In fact, in October of 2012, as a monster storm bore down on them, the guards at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier remained steadfast….like those over whom they stand resolute and guard.
Please give a like and share to show your support of our heroes. And visit this website to learn more about this sacred shrine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier.
And visit us, the 59 VETERANS PROJECT, to learn about what we will be providing veterans across the country as we travel our 59 national parks and ascend the summit together! Here: http://www.59veterans.com.