February 22, 2021 – Centennial Tidbit #16 Released
3 months ago
Centennial Tidbit #16 - Author Philip Bigler has been released. You can find more information HERE
All, thank you again for your support to the Society as we work with the government on the national commemoration for the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier this year. Attached is the...
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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.