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Tomb of the Unknowns

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: +1 877-907-8585
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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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This is beautiful monument dedicated to the unidentified soldiers that only God can identify. The changing of the guards is very ceremonial.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The changing of the guard occurs every hour on the hour. During warmer weather it occurs every 30 minutes on the half and full hour. 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Always.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is beautiful monument dedicated to the unidentified soldiers that only God can identify. The changing of the guards is very ceremonial.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you have heard of this event and you plan on visiting DC then you should see it. It is very interesting to see the process live and in person

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Conway, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Something every one should see at least once! Something to remember. Very moving to see them do the changing of the guard.

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is by far the best part of my visit to Washington DC. I am honored and feel privileged that I was "allowed" to visit such a sacred place and witness the changing of the guards. As I watched in awe, I thought about all the men and women who sacrificed so much for my freedom to even be there,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped here while on the trolley tour of Arlington National Cemetery. The changing of the guard takes place every 30 minutes at the top and bottom of each hour. If you wish to record the ritual, get there early as the front "seats" (steps) fill up quickly. Wear sunscreen on a summer day as this location is out in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be present at this memorial is breathtaking and a honor to attend. The ceremony of honoring our unknown fallen is so precise and conducted in such honor of those it represents.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to watch the soldiers going through their routines and knowing that they do this day in day out rain or shine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt honored to witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. It takes place every hour this time of year. We caught the last ceremony of the day which was 5 p.m. There is a sign requesting complete silence in that area and they are serious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't take a Veteran to be able to respect and truly feel the sense of national pride that this place embodies. Being a Vet myself, and having visited Arlington on numerous occasions, it is still awe inspiring to witness the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknowns. It's unfortunate if those a bit less respectful are... More 

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