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. . . MEMORIALS & MONUMENTS . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Tomb of the Unkowns
Arlington, Virginia

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"Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God." That inscription marks the 80-ton white marble sarcophagus of the World War I casualty at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The tomb sits atop two layers of soil from the battlefields of France.

Over the years, the original unknown soldier has been joined by three other unidentified servicemen from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, buried in crypts under slabs flush with the terrace paving. The four unknown soldiers at the site represent all unidentified casualties from the wars.

Around the clock, seven days a week, regardless of the weather, a lone sentinel from the 3rd U.S. Infantry patrols the area. Throughout each watch, the sentinel repeatedly marches 21 steps, pauses for 21 seconds and returns. (The number of steps and duration of the pause symbolize a 21-gun salute, the highest honor given at military funerals.) The changing of the guard, a precise and elaborate military ritual, takes place every half hour from April through September and hourly during the rest of the year.

Arlington National Cemetery also is the final resting place for more than 245,000 other servicemen and their family members. The 612-acre cemetery sits across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial on land confiscated from the Robert E. Lee family during the Civil War.

Text © 1997 Terry White, Drawing © 1997 Bill Harrah

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Confederate Monument    Jefferson Davis Monument    Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson    Jefferson Memorial    Kennedy Gravesite    Robert E. Lee Monument    Lincoln Memorial    The Manassas National Battlefield Park    The Marine Corps War Memorial    Richard Rowland Kirkland Memorial    J.E.B. Stuart Monument    Tomb of the Unknowns    The Washington Monument    Women in Military Service For America Memorial

Alabama State Memorial    Friend to Friend Memorial    George Gordon Meade Equestrian Statue   High Water Mark Memorial    Irish Brigade Monument    Louisiana State Memorial    Maryland State Memorial   Mississippi State Memorial    New York State Memorial    44th New York Infantry Monument    North Carolina State Memorial    Peace Light Memorial    The Pennsylvania Monument    Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy Memorial    Soldiers National Monument    Virginia State Memorial   

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The information for the written description of each location has been carefully researched by the authors and is believed to be accurate. New findings, however, could make some information out-of-date. If you are a professional historian, archaeologist, or architect, and have new information that you are willing to share, please contact Dianne Harrah .