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Tomb of the Unknowns

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
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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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It'll move you to tears.

Its an incredible experience not to be missed. To be a Sentinel is a rare honor. To witness this was amazing. The steps he takes have a specific meaning, 21. 21 steps, 21... read more

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its an incredible experience not to be missed. To be a Sentinel is a rare honor. To witness this was amazing. The steps he takes have a specific meaning, 21. 21 steps, 21 seconds, turns and faces the tomb, 21 turns and faces the mat, then takes 21 steps on the mat and repeats it all again. Changes every hour... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a guard at the tomb 24 hours a day seven days a week. Every holiday every storm all kinds of conditions there is a guard there. It is respectful it is patriotic and it is very impressive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is another of those places you want to see while in Washington, DC Rain or shine, these soldiers perform flawlessly in their ceremonial duties guarding the unknown soldiers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're visiting Arlington National Cemetery, it is well worth the trip to visit the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just sat here for 30 minutes and reflected on what this spot is all about. It is really quite moving and I highly recommend you make the trip.

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I remember seeing the Tomb of the Unknowns and changing of the guard as a kid. We took my 11 year old daughter on this visit and she was very interested. We did get to see the guard call someone out for being disrespectful. I'm glad she got to see that since we warned her prior how she was expected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazes me how Serene and how quiet it is with hundreds of people watching The Changing of the Guard love the respect for the show

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When visiting Arlington National Cemetery, you will be remiss if you do not visit the Tomb of the Unknowns and wait to witness the changing of the guard. Very impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here several times over the years and it's a always a powerful experience. For me, it's best visited when less crowded because the crowds, though always respectful can be a distraction. The hourly changing of the guard ceremony is moving to say the least and if you're fortunate you'll witness a wreath laying ceremony. The Tomb stands in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've visited the Tomb of the Unknown several times. It is a place of reverence that is sobering. I often sit for hours and reflect.

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