March 18, 2021 – Never Forget Garden planned at first VA Facility in the US
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All, Spring is upon us and many individuals and organizations have jumped forward in their planning of Never Forget Gardens all across the US and in other countries, supporting the national commemoration of the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Attached is the press release for the NFG that is under development, with a planned dedication date on July 17th at the Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center.
The garden drawing was used by permission of the artist Janis Arlandson-Coder.
View the press release HERE
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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.