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“Must see changing of the guards” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tomb of the Unknowns

Tomb of the Unknowns
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
(877) 907-8585
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$130*
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Arlington Cemetery Plus DC Monuments Tour
Ranked #2 of 62 things to do in Arlington
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Owner description: 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.
Benton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Must see changing of the guards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

By far one of the most moving experiences in Washington,DC. A truly patriotic "must see" for anyone who has served, has had someone who has served or any real American at heart. This is such a moving and emotional display of American Military Commitment at its best. Seeing older Veterans wheeled up to be closer was quite moving. I agree that groups of young students certainly take away from the reverance of the ceremony. If they do not understand the symbolism, please do not bring them on these field trips. And the people from other countries talking in their languages throughout the ceremony is very intrusive, also. The Arlington Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and the changing of the Guards along with these guards commitment to their lifestyle while serving there and living there beneath the structure is so amazing to me. What a tribute! Everyone needs to see this!

Visited May 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The greatest thing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the changing of the guards. These men are so polished and precise in their movements, it is a joy and pleasure to watch them present their routine to the visitors.

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A Memorable Experience...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very interesting to view the changing of the guard. The entire cemetery is very humbling and the grounds beautiful.

Visited May 2013
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Naples, FL
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“You will be moved by your visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I have been here many times and it still raises emotions every time I go or think about it. The dedication and solemnity of the guards and the place is unbelievable.

Visited April 2013
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Redlands, California
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“Moving!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a must see! We all should never forget those who scarified for our freedom to live our lives as it is now. Thank you for our military community!

Visited May 2013
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