November 11, 2020 – French Embassy send message for Veterans Day
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November 11, 2020 – French Embassy sends a message for Veterans Day
The French Embassy in Washington DC has helped the Society dive into the history behind the medals presented in October and November 1921 to the World War I Unknown Soldier and have released a video for Veterans Day. Our two nations have a unique bond on the world stage, and as our first allies we honor this bond and look forward to standing shoulder to shoulder again in October 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the selection of the Unknown Soldier.
View the message HERE
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How does the guard rotation work? Is it an 8 hour shift?
Currently, the Tomb Guards work on a three Relief (team) rotation - 24 hours on, 24 hours off, 24 hours on, 24 hours off, 24 hours on, 96 hours off. However, over the years it has been different. The time off isn't exactly free time. It takes the average Sentinel 8 hours to prep their uniform for the next work day. Additionally, they have Physical Training, Tomb Guard training, and haircuts to complete before the next work day.