The Unknowns Project

11 years ago

The Society would like to introduce a film project - The Unknowns - in support [1] of its producer, Ethan Morse. Ethan is a Tomb Guard Member of the Society.

The Unknowns, as described by Ethan, is:

This “Living Documentary” is the first of it’s kind, and will cover portions of the rigorous training cycle of the Sentinels that guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This training program is highly selective, and boasts the least awarded badge currently awarded by the United States Army.

Generally, the process to become a Sentinel lasts up to 12 months. During this time, the standards and discipline required to guard “The Unknowns” is imparted from seasoned “Badge Holders” to the “New Men”.

In our desire to illuminate the sacrifice given by the “The Unknowns”, we have launched this project in order to illustrate the same ideals held by those who now preserve their memory.

And here is a video update on the project. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

On behalf of the Society, we salute Ethan and his team as they educate the public on the significance of the Unknowns laid to rest at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the individuals (Tomb Guards) who preserve their memory.

Dann G. Druen and Benjamin Bell

  1. Although this is not a Society sponsored project, we support efforts of our members in their individual efforts to educate the public about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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