Centennial Tidbit #3 Released
6 months ago
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 Forget Garden.
You can find all of the videos on the Society YouTube site.
We are working with other individuals to highlight their Never Forget Gardens, so subscribe to the Society Youtube channel and stay in the loop on this national commemoration.
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Did you know?
Is it true a Sentinel must commit for two years to guard the Tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives.
No, this is a false rumor. The average tour at the Tomb is about a 18 months. However, there is NO set time for service there. Sentinels live either in a barracks on Ft. Myer (the Army post located adjacent to the cemetery) or off base if they like. They do have a living quarters under the steps of the amphitheater where they stay during their 24 hour shifts. If they are of legal age, they may drink except while on duty.