Commemorative Committee Support
10 months ago
All, the Commemorative Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with events across the US on key dates in the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Some of these are simple flower ceremonies, others more detailed. If you are interested in any of the dates listed below, please send me an email with what you are interested in:
March 25 - Anniversary of Military Tomb Guards at TUS in 1926.
April 6 - Anniversary of TOG assuming TUS (VA) in 1948.
May 11-13 - Vietnam Commission Events (VA) (TBD)
May 14 - Anniversary of disinterment of Vietnam Unknown Soldier (VA) in 1998.
May 15 - Anniversary of the selection of the Korean War Unknown Soldier (HI) in 1958.
May 17 - Anniversary of the designation of the Vietnam Unknown Soldier (HI) in 1958.
May 26 - Anniversary of selection of World War II Unknown Soldier at sea in 1958.
May 28 - Anniversary of double internment of World War II and Korean War Unknown Soldier (VA) in 1958.
May 30 - Anniversary of the burial of the Vietnam Unknown Soldier (VA) in 1984.
July 2 - Anniversary of 24-hr vigil at TUS (VA) in 1937.
September 2 - Day of Honor (MT)
October 24 - Anniversary of the selection of World War I Unknown Soldier at Chalons-en-Champagne (FR) in 1921
October 24 - Anniversary of return of unselected candidates to Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery
October 25 - Anniversary of the departure of the World War I Unknown Soldier from Le Havre (FR) in 1921
October 25 - Anniversary of the assumption of World War I Unknown Soldier aboard USS Olympia (PA) in 1921
November 3-4-5 – Reunion 2023 (VA) (TBD)
November 9 - Anniversary of arrival of World War I Unknown Soldier at the Navy Yard (DC) in 1921
November 9 - Anniversary of the completion of the mission to bring home the World War I Unknown Soldier aboard the USS Olympia (PA) in 1921
November 11 - Anniversary of the burial of the World War I Unknown Soldier at TUS in 1921 (VA)
November 17 - Anniversary of civilian guards at TUS (VA) in 1925
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Is the rifle that the Sentinel carries loaded?
Tomb Guards carry fully functional M14 rifles. Given the current climate surrounding the relatively recent tragic events in Canada (attack upon the guard at the Canadian War Memorial), we will no longer be answering questions relating to specifics regarding current security and armament at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We appreciate your understanding.
Rest assured, that the US Army has the post secured as it has been since we started guard duty at the shrine in 1926.