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Last Walk Challenge Coin
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A special challenge coin has been created to commemorate the “Last Walk” that is taken by a Tomb Guard. This challenge coin measures 2’’ in diameter and is made up from three different metals. The back of the coin can be engraved with two lines, each line can contain up to 21 characters of engraving. Spaces between words or dates count as a character. You can order more than one coin. Engraving can take up to one week to complete.
Examples of what can be engraved on each coin include:
Date and or time of Last Walk
Year of Last Walk
Indicate what engraved text you would want on your coin(s) in the notes on your order. Please contact the assistant quartermaster Dave Hathaway at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding ordering your challenge coins.
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Did you know?
Has anyone ever tried to get past the Tomb guards, or attempted to deface the Tomb?
Yes, that is the reason why we now guard the Tomb. Back in the early 1920's, we didn't have guards and the Tomb looked much different. It was flat at ground level without the 70 ton marble 'cap'. People often came to the cemetery in those days and a few actually used the Tomb as a picnic area, likely because of the view. Soon after in 1925, they posted a civilian guard. In 1926, a US Army soldier was posted during cemetery hours. On July 1, 1937 guard duty was expanded to the 24 hour watch. Since then, the ceremony has evolved throughout the years to what you see today. Today, most of the challenges faced by the Sentinels are tourists who are speaking too loudly or attempting to get a better picture (by entering the post).