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Un monument à la hauteur du devoir de mémoire qu’ont les USA envers leurs vétérans : énorme ! Une tombe dans un cadre superbe, le cimetière d’Arlington, et près d’un amphithéâtre où sont célébrées des commémorations importantes. Saviez-vous que la tombe est gardée 24 heures sur 24 par des militaires triés sur le volet et mis sur le 31 ? C’est impressionnant et c’est à ce genre de détail qu’on se dit que le devoir de mémoire est important, et qu’en Europe, on n’en fait peut-être pas assez !
A place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime and keep on their bucket list until they do. Mustafa rated this solemn landmark two stars and commented, "çok kötü o.ç.", which in Turkish translates to, "too bad s.o.b." (we all know what s.o.b. is an abbreviation for). Please, do not sully the resting place of our fallen, as, best as I know, we have not done to yours. I find it disturbing that anyone would go and desecrate the solemn nature of the Tomb by being disruptive or even attempting to enter the blocked off area, but some people just have no respect for the sacrifices the Unknowns and our other Heroes have given so they can enjoy the freedoms they have.
How to See Changing of the Guard, Wreath Laying, and taps... The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is at the heart of Arlington National Cemetery looking out over Washington D.C. Dont miss the Changing of the Guard on the hour when the Sentinels change. Get there early to get a good place just to the left or right of the roped off center aisle. 21 steps then exactly 21 seconds of pause. See video below. The Sentinels have stood guard without fail since 1937, even through lightning storms and blizzards. The Sentinels did not stand down even as Hurricane Sandy came ashore. Wreath Laying Ceremonies are held periodically as well as Taps. Dont miss this.
This tomb houses the Unknown dead from Korea and World War II. The soldier from Vietnam was identified. There is also a guard on permanent watch here. Ever hour or so they change the guard in a ceremony. A higher ranking soldier enters and announces his rank, and checks the uniform of the replacement. Once hes done, the two soldiers switch places. Its very important to be absolutely quiet, as the guards will get angry if you attempt to disturb the silence. When we went, there was a wreath laying ceremony by two schools, which was an extra bonus. Its definitely something to watch if youre visiting the cemetery.
There are so many pictures and descriptions of the hallowed grounds on the Internet. But until you go there it is difficult to get the full story and feel the impact of the sacrifice of SO MANY of our sons, fathers, brothers, daughters. .. If you are a Veteran, I encourage you to wear your hat or jacket to the grounds (where and when appropriate ). My father-in-law (Korean War) and I (retired Navy) were taken on a private tour below the tomb and got rare experience that I will appreciate for the rest of my life. Even without that, everyone should make this trip.
I watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb when I was 16 years old. As a light snow fell on a cold and gray New Years Day, the only sound you could hear was the slight noise made by the guards shoes as they crunched lightly in the snow. I, and everyone else, was silent...struck by the magnificence of the moment: America was paying homage to a soldier...known but to God...who gave his or her life for America...and, me. Twenty years later, I can still see and hear that scene in my mind. I think it was at that very moment, I realized just what America means.
Go home and spend time with your Family, the Unknown soldier would probably appreciate the love for the little ones more than you standing guard over his grave site... How are you going to vandalize a grave that isnt a grave? lol Im just saying this is a waste of time and everyday you go home and see your wife and kids you have to think to yourself that you are wasting time walking back and forth for no damn reason, Go to Disney Land or Disney World and walk back and forth with your Family.... Im sure the Unknown soldier doesnt mind.
It was very moving and sad. Some people are so disrespectful they would trash and their cigarette butts on the ground, dont they even care that this is hollow ground. Come on people these men and women died for you give them the upmost respect and help keep the grounds clean. I visited my son today at section 60 and his friend that was killed beside him, they were burried side by side. A very sad day for me. The staff was very sweet and caring. Couldnt ask for any better. Thanks for all yall do.
Maravilloso lugar de recogimiento. La ceremonia de cambio de guardia ante la Tumba del Soldado desconocido es simplemente sobrecogedora. La política de fotografías es simple. Puedes sacar a todo lo que quieras, salvo a un funeral en desarrollo.
Very moving place to visit. Stay for the changing of guard (on the hour plus every half hour at some times). Its an interesting thing to experience. The new guard comes from the right (as you look at DC) so that is where some extra things happen. Be respectful to the situation when you visit, or the guards will tell you off. Be sure to look inside and on the other side of the building. This is a meaningful place to visit for people from all countries, not just Americans.
It takes about 20 minutes walk from the visitor center. Make sure to take that into account when you want to see the changing of the guards. It happens hourly from October 1 to March 31. Changes happen more from April 1 to September 30 ( from the official site) Make sure to come maybe 10 minutes before the hour to get a good place to watch the ceremony. There is a small museum exhibit and amphitheatre in the area you can explore.
The changing of the guard is a must see when visiting Arlington National Cemetery. This is one of my favorite places to quietly reflect on the service of so many of our countries finest service people. Its awe inspiring to watch the precision of the tomb guards as they walk their watch, dedicate a wreath or perform the changing ceremony. Additionally the view from this point is amazing with a killer view of Washington, DC.
7/25/2016 @ 4pm in Arlington, Va it is 96° with a heat index of 106° and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery is guarded 24/7. The Tomb Guards are wearing 100% wool uniforms and guard the Tomb of the Unknowns no matter what the weather is. Silence, Respect, Dignity and Honor is what The 3rd Infantry Regiment The Old Guard is made of. I love my Military and Love this Country. God Bless You All.
The guard never changes and the marine always fights to the end even after death a very pissed off dad some tryd to kill me hurt my son and threaten my kids mom thats not right il die taking these guys down . Il bare thats grave my sons worth it . I tryd to enlist in navy swcc . Never got in next guard changing outta respect of the tomb I want it perfect and done with out the public . Take care . ... ............. ...