The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington

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Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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The attraction has never been officially named, but it's known as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The U.S. soldiers interred here after World War I are all holders of the Medal of Honor, while the foreign nationals are all recipients of the their respective militaries' highest honors. The burial plot was opened in 1921 when the U.S. Congress approved a tomb for an unknown soldier. You can see the changing of the guard ceremony daily. Visit this tomb along with Tomb 31 to honor soldiers from World War I. For The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and beyond, use our Arlington trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Arlington vacation.
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  • Being a military brat and former Navy, this is a very moving place. We took the tour and were not disappointed. At the Tomb, we watched the changing of the guard. If you don't get goose bumps then... 
    Being a military brat and former Navy, this is a very moving place. We took the tour and were not disappointed. At the Tomb, we watched the changing of the guard. If you don't get goose bumps then...  more »
  • We happened to witness several ceremonies of veteran groups placing flowers at the tomb. Very emotional ceremony. 
    We happened to witness several ceremonies of veteran groups placing flowers at the tomb. Very emotional ceremony.  more »
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  • Freaking amazing. A wonderful experience. We watched silently the honor guard March back and forth guarding the Tomb of the Unknown soldier. We also got to witness the changing of the guards. Such a great experience. Our school was honored to place a wreath for the tomb. I would suggest this to anyone who visits Washington D.C.
  • Always amazed when I go there. The tomb of the unknown such a sacred place. Great views from the mansion. Worth the hike. Look up one or two of the military folks buried there. Watching the guard change is fascinating.

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