Friday, June 5, 2020

The Tomb of the Unknowns

In Arlington Nation Cemetery there is a tomb that holds the remains of soldiers whose identity has been lost. It is guarded 24 hours a day by a handpicked unit of the U.S. Army, the 3rd U.S. Infantry, commonly known as The Old Guard.

Here is the history of the Tomb of the Unknowns.

We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke: but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.
--James Garfield,  May 30th, 1868

1 comment:

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

All - If you have never been to the changing of the guard, it is well worth your time.