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“A Time to Reflect”

Tomb of the Unknowns
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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.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“A Time to Reflect”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Think of the families who never learn what happened to their sons or daughters. What a great memorial to those people.

Visited October 2013
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“A honorable place”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

I went here in 2009 when I was in Hanover County ROTC program and saw the changing of the guard, this was a very honorable and chilling ceremony, I got cold chills when we were told about the commitment to guarding this tomb. Something many people should go see

Visited November 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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“A must stop for travel to DC”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you make one (or two stops) at Arlington National Cemetery you need to make sure you visit the Tomb of the Unknowns.

If you appreciate honor, dignity and committment to fallen comrades you will truly appreciate watching the changing of the honor guard at this memorial.

Day, night, rain and snow does not stop the guard from his honorable post.

A sight to witness yourself (especially with family and friends).

Also, visit JFK gravesite which is a short walk from here as well

Visited May 2013
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Woodstock, Illinois
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“Total Discipline”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Watching the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown brings to mind the total discipline the soldiers of the Old Guard must have to accomplish their task, guarding the tomb of the thousands of unknown and I identified servicemen that lost their lives protecting Americas freedoms. Twenty-one steps, twenty-one seconds, twenty one steps. The view if Washington from the Tomb, is beautiful. Also take the short walk to the Challenger memorial located just behind the Tomb of the Unknowns

Visited May 2013
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Plano, Texas
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“Absolutely beautiful”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

I witnessed the Changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown twice on my visit to DC last week and don't believe I've ever seen anything so heart-warming, and at the same time, sad. The respect the current Guards have for the Unknown is incredible. This is a must see for anyone visiting the DC area.

Visited October 2013
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