2021 Veterans Day Poster Competition
1 week ago
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 participate can be found in the link. Please pass this on to every artist you can think of.
View the post and instructions HERE
Centennial Tidbit #16 - Author Philip Bigler has been released. You can find more information...
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Did you know?
What happened to the soldier that was in the Tomb from the Vietnam War?
The remains of the Vietnam Unknown Soldier were exhumed May 14, 1998. Based on mitochondrial DNA testing, DoD scientists identified the remains as those of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Joseph Blassie, who was shot down near An Loc, Vietnam, in 1972. It has been decided that the crypt that contained the remains of the Vietnam Unknown will remain vacant. (Further Background) (News Article from the Department of Defense)