The Unknowns Project
8 years ago
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.
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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.