Dream Title: Visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington



There are two memorials honoring men and women who have died protecting our liberty and freedom. The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, and the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, a war memorial located in Washington Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Interesting facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington


The Sentinels Creed

My dedication to this sacred duty is total and wholehearted.
In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter.
And with dignity and perseverance my standard will remain perfection.
Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements,
I will walk my tour in humble reverence to the best of my ability.
It is he who commands the respect I protect.
His bravery that made us so proud.
Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day alone in the thoughtful peace of night,
this soldier will in honored glory rest under my eternal vigilance.

*Also at Arlington National Cemetery is a marker where 14 “Unknown Soldiers” are interred from the War of 1812 which were discovered in 1905. A Civil War Memorial dedicated in 1866 is actually the first Memorial honoring “Unknown Soldiers” buried in Arlington National Cemetery and holds the remains of 2,111 unknown soldiers gathered from the battlefields of Bull Run and the route to the Rappahannock. There are numerous interesting Memorials at Arlington National Cemetery which you can learn about by going to: www.arlingtoncemetery.net  


Interesting facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier Memorial.


Included on the wall of the Memorial are the following words:

·        “The independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint councils and joint efforts of common dangers, suffering and success.” (Words from Washington’s Farewell Address, September 17, 1796)

·        "Freedom is a light for which many men have died in darkness"

·        "In unmarked graves within this square lie thousands of unknown soldiers of Washington's Army who died of wounds and sickness during the Revolutionary War."