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September 15, 2021 – TUS100 Update

Posted September 15, 2021 in Centennial

The updated TUS100 Events by the Society and our partners can be found...

Updated List of Events - September 9, 2021

Posted September 9, 2021 in Centennial

TUS100 List of Events as of 090921View the updated list...

TUS100 Update - September 3, 2021

Posted September 3, 2021 in Centennial

New update on events surrounding TUS100. Here is the link: TUS100 Update September 3...

The Centennial Flag Project

Posted August 15, 2021 in Centennial

Follow along as a special US flag travels in the century old footsteps of the World War I Unknown Soldier. Learn about the project by visiting...

Standing the Watch Alone - Part 4

Posted June 27, 2021 in Society Spotlight

Turning Home – Part 4 With the ceremony complete on the Canberra, the Boston turned north-west and set a course for the Norfolk Naval Base. The Blandy pulled along the port side of Canberra and began...

Standing the Watch Alone - Part 3

Posted June 27, 2021 in Society Spotlight

The Rendezvous – Part 3 The USSBoston (CA-69) was launched in August 1942 as a heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class. In January 1952 the Boston was reconfigured and reclassified as a guided missile...

Standing the Watch Alone - Part 2

Posted June 27, 2021 in Society Spotlight

Epinal – Part 2 Planning for the selection of the Trans-Atlantic Unknown candidate was started by US Army Communications Zone Europe (COMZEUR) in late 1957, prior to involvement of Quartermaster...

Standing the Watch Alone - Part 1

Posted June 27, 2021 in Society Spotlight

“When most people think about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, they think of the United States Army. Most are unaware that every time the Unknown Soldier was brought home to the United States...

June 26, 2021 – TUS100 Update

Posted June 26, 2021 in Centennial

Update for the end of June highlighting new event calendar, and Centennial Tidbits #37 and #38. Download the update...

White Rose Bouquet of the Centennial

Posted June 24, 2021 in Centennial

In keeping with Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Circular Letter #4, planners for all Centennial floral tributes are encouraged to use White Roses in wreaths and floral...

June 7, 2021 - TUS100 Update

Posted June 7, 2021 in Centennial

Did you know? The Society is partnered with Arlington National Cemetery and proposed to the public flower ceremony to them back in 2018? See the latest update for more...

With the Hand of God He Will Be Delivered Home

Posted May 15, 2021 in Special Report

The words of George M. Cohan’s popular song were being repeated by Americans in cinemas, corner bars and even churches. People decorated their streets, buildings and homes with red, white and blue...

Standing the Watch Alone

Posted May 15, 2021 in Society Spotlight

Over the past few months the Centennial Committee has been working on the next edition to the stories behind the transportation of the Unknown Soldiers to the United States mainland. The first...

List of 2021 TUS100 Events

Posted May 15, 2021 in Centennial

The following events are being planned by the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) in connection with various non-governmental, governmental, and non-profit organizations...

April 16, 2021 - Centennial Tidbit #26 Released

Posted April 16, 2021 in Centennial

Since our last update we have released new tidbit spotlighting on the answer to the question “What does the Tomb of the Unknow Soldier mean to you?” and “What does the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

TUS100 Update – April 14, 2021

Posted April 14, 2021 in Centennial

Check out the latest UPDATE on TUS100 as well as the release of Centennial Tidbit #25 - Special Drummers of The United States Army Band, Part...

March 23, 2021 – TUS100 Update

Posted March 23, 2021 in Centennial

Did you know? On March 24, 1926 the Secretary of War issued orders to the Commanding General of the Military District of Washington to the "Establishment of an Armed Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown...

Centennial Tidbit Spotlight - "Why is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier important?"

Posted March 22, 2021 in Special Report

The Centennial Committee recently asked a question about "Why is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier important?" Not only to the individual, but to what it means to our nation. In this video we share the...

March 15, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #21 Released

Posted March 15, 2021 in Centennial

The Centennial Committee has hit a milestone with the release of Centennial Tidbit #21 - Spotlight on Twenty-One Steps.In this second short "spotlight" you will see the first reactions from a mother...

March 13, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #20 Released

Posted March 14, 2021 in Centennial

Centennial Tidbit #20 has been released and it highlights retired USAF Master Sergeant Jari Villanueva with Taps for Veterans, and the bugler for the internment ceremonies on November 11, 1921...

March 2, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #18 Released

Posted March 2, 2021 in Centennial

The Centennial Committee is happy to release #18 of our tidbits leading up to #TUS100. This two-part episode returns to the USS Olympia and her operational history after the Battle of Manila Bay....

February 26, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #17 Released

Posted February 26, 2021 in Centennial

The Centennial Committee is happy to release #17 of our tidbits leading up to #TUS100. This two-part episode returns to the USS Olympia and her role in the Battle of Manila Bay. The second part will...

February 22, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #16 Released

Posted February 22, 2021 in Centennial

Centennial Tidbit #16 - Author Philip Bigler has been released. You can find more information...

2021 Veterans Day Poster Competition

Posted February 18, 2021 in Centennial

The Veterans Affairs is hosting a contest for the design of the 2021 National Veterans Day Poster for November 11, 2021. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the theme and instructions on how to...

American Rose Society President Article

Posted February 15, 2021 in Centennial

The Society has been working hand-in-hand with the American Rose Society for the past few years regarding the Never Forget Garden and identification of the rose used in October 1921 by Sergeant...

February 1, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #15 Released

Posted February 1, 2021 in Centennial

The Centennial Committee is happy to release #15 of our tidbits leading up to #TUS100. This episode focuses on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica by the Exchange Club of Rome (GA). More...

January 26, 2021 – Save the Date: Never Forget Garden Dedication

Posted January 26, 2021 in Centennial

The American Rose Society has announced that they will be dedicating the Dave & Sandy Long ‘Never Forget Garden’ at America’s Rose Garden at the American Rose Center in Shreveport, Louisiana....

January 23, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #14 Released

Posted January 23, 2021 in Centennial

Centennial Tidbit #14 (The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”) has been released onto our YouTube channel. In this last episode we will be talking with members of Pershing's Own about what its...

Teaching the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier webinar - January 26, 2021

Posted January 19, 2021 in Centennial

Historians from Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will be hosted by the National World War I Museum and Memorial on January 26, 2021 at 7:00pm where they will talk about the new educational module on...

"Journey Home" by SSG Sara Corry (TUSAB)

Posted January 17, 2021 in Centennial

As the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier continues this year, we wanted again to share with you the work SSG Sara Corry of The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" (TUSAB).We...

January 10, 2021 – New Year Update and Call to Historians

Posted January 10, 2021 in Centennial

Please see the press release on our new website and a call to historians. View press release here: January 10, 2021 – New Year Update and Call to...

December 26, 2020 - Centennial Tidbit #12 and #13 (TUSAB) Released

Posted December 26, 2020 in Centennial

Please see the press release on the release of new Centennial Tidbits. View press release here: December 26, 2020 - Centennial Tidbit #12 and #13 (TUSAB)...

November 20, 2020 – Centennial Tidbit #10 (USS Olympia) & #11 (National Salute from Oregon) Released

Posted November 20, 2020 in Centennial

Please see the press release on the release of new Centennial Tidbits. View press release here: November 20, 2020 – Centennial Tidbit #10 (USS Olympia) & #11 (National Salute from Oregon)...

November 12, 2020 – Centennial Tidbit #7 (DAR), #8 (USS Olympia Marines Part 1), #9 (Olympia Marines Part2) Released

Posted November 12, 2020 in Centennial

Please see the press release on the release of new Centennial Tidbits. View press release here: November 12, 2020 – Centennial Tidbit #7 (DAR), #8 (USS Olympia Marines Part 1), #9 (Olympia Marines...

November 11, 2020 – French Embassy send message for Veterans Day

Posted November 11, 2020 in Centennial

November 11, 2020 – French Embassy sends a message for Veterans Day The French Embassy in Washington DC has helped the Society dive into the history behind the medals presented in October and...

November 5, 2020 – TAPS FOR VETERANS joins the National Salute

Posted November 5, 2020 in Centennial

Please see the press release on the Veterans for Taps joining TUS100 efforts. View press release here: November 5, 2020 – TAPS FOR VETERANS joins the National...

November 1, 2020 – Centennial Tidbit #4 (American Rose Garden), #5 (Maryhill Museum), and #6 (St. Paul’s) Released

Posted November 1, 2020 in Centennial

Please see the press release on the release of new Centennial Tidbits. View press release here: November 1, 2020 – Centennial Tidbit #4 (American Rose Garden), #5 (Maryhill Museum), and #6 (St....

October 2020 – Bells of Peace Phone Application

Posted October 27, 2020 in Centennial

Veterans Day and the National Salute are just around the corner. The United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars (formerly the World War I Centennial Commission) partnered with...

October 2020 – National Salute Events

Posted October 22, 2020 in Centennial

We are getting word from all corners of the United States about different National Salute events being created in your communities. With the local and national restrictions of COVID some people are...

Centennial Tidbit #3 Released

Posted October 15, 2020 in Centennial

A “spotlight” video interview in our Centennial Tidbit series has been released and we want to thank Jerry Frazier and the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for taking the time to show us their Never...

National Moment of Silence

Posted January 14, 2016 in Centennial

By Gavin McIlvenna, Centennial Committee Chairman On November 11th, members of the SHGTUS Centennial Committee facilitated the inaugural National Moment of Silence (NMS) project in five states across...


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