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Never Forget Garden Marker
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*These are handcrafted so please expect 2-7 business days from the point of order to shipping this product.
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Never Forget Garden Marker Specifications
The marker is 11” wide x 17” high* and approximately ¾” minimal thickness.
Individually packaged in a corrugated box that is well protected for shipping from Waterville, Ohio. When ordering, please provide a valid street address for shipping. Orders are shipped via FedEx and cannot be delivered to a post office box.
Finished material is stone that will withstand temperatures throughout North America and Europe. (Crushed Indiana limestone, and Portland cement are the primary ingredients). Stone will be tinted white with a grey patina applied to highlight the detail in the sculpting. Total weight is 13.2 pounds.
This item is handcrafted and sculpted in the United States at Carruth Studio in Ohio.
Each marker will have a stainless-steel wire hook embedded in the back for the purpose of hanging, and can be displayed in a variety of ways:
- Hung on a garden stake, structure or tree
- Placed in an easel (similar to a wreath or frame)
- Incorporated in a brick or stone wall secured with mortar
- Laid flat in a garden bed (will withstand any climate)
It is our hope that your special Never Forget Garden has a space for this marker, and you share your garden, and why it is important to you, with the Society so we can share it on our social media. Please send photos of the Never Forget Garden Marker to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Information about the Marker can be found here: /centennial/projects#never-forget-garden
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Did you know?
How many Sentinels have been female?
There have been over 680 tomb guards awarded the badge since 1958 when we started counting. There are hundreds more from the year 1926 when the Army started guarding the Tomb. The 3rd US Infantry (The Old Guard) is the unit that has been given the duty of guarding the Tomb. It was given this sacred duty in 1948. The Old Guard was -- and still is -- considered a combat unit. As an Infantry unit, females were not permitted in the ranks for many years. It wasn't until 1994 that females were permitted to volunteer to become a Sentinel when the 289th Military Police Company was attached to the Old Guard. The MP branch is a combat support unit and includes females.
In 1996, SGT Heather Johnson became the first female to earn the Tomb Guard Identification Badge. She volunteered for duty in June 1995 and earned her badge in 1996. However, SGT Johnson was not the only female Sentinel. Since then, there have been a total of five female Sentinels awarded the Tomb Guard Identification Badge:
SGT Danyell Wilson earned
her badge in 1997
SSG Tonya Bell received hers in 1998
SGT Ruth Hanks earned her badge in June 2015
SFC Chelsea Porterfield earned her badge in 2021
Several other units have since been attached to the Old Guard -- food service, transportation, medics, etc. -- so now females have an ever greater opportunity to become a Sentinel. Females must meet the same requirements as the male soldiers to be eligible to volunteer at the Tomb. the only difference is that females have a minimum height of 5'8" -- which is the same standard to be a member of the Old Guard.