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Tomb of the Unknowns

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: (877) 907-8585
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in...
Guarded around the clock by the Army's 3rd infantry, this memorial in Arlington National Cemetery honors unidentified American soldiers from the two World Wars and the Korean War.
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We were fortunate enough to see a wreath laying ceremony from a military representative from India. Wow! Quite a respectful military ceremony that commands silence.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Claremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate enough to see a wreath laying ceremony from a military representative from India. Wow! Quite a respectful military ceremony that commands silence.

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Brandon, MS
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

An amazing experience. Very solemn atmosphere. The dedication and seriousness of the guards is not to be underestimated. They are unfazed by the crowds watching them. Our tour guide got us there a little early so that we could get good viewing spots on the steps above the guards. There were several school groups there as well. Believe me, you... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Our visit occurred during a huge thunderstorm. The guards maintained their routine and never missed a step in spite of lightening, thunder and pouring rain. Their dedication and precision is most impressive.

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Milford, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Waiting for this is well worth it. Very solemn and moving to watch the soldiers. Sometimes school groups are there to present wreaths from their schools.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

beautiful tomb and don't miss the changing of the guard. this occurs every 30 minutes in the summer and once an hour in the winter. Watch the guard count and time him. Everything is done in 21's. 21 steps, 21 seconds between movements. It's amazing the precision of this attraction.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The most stirring memorial service and changing of the guard that you can witness. We saw a wreath laying ceremony while we were there and were in attendance with many WWII veterans who had flown in on the Honor Flights for the weekend.

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Pace, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Americans don't normally have a lot of pomp & circumstance but this is executed to perfection. Go. Appreciate. Honor. I recommend going early as this is the most popular site at the cemetery.

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Lasne, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The solemnity of the place is respected even by the hundreds of school children we found there in May.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited the Tomb of the Unknowns while at Arlington and it was the most breathtaking, humbling and amazing experience I think I've ever had. We got there too late to be able to physically walk over to see the changing of the guard, but we were able to park below the tomb, on the back side, and watch the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Don't know why you would go to Arlington & not see this. Worth the hike from the visitor center. Amazing that 24hrs a day; 365 days a year it is always guarded. What an honor.

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