From the President
Here we are, 2022, welcome, I hope at the end of it we all have something great to talk about. It seems like only yesterday we were gathered together in Arlington for the largest Reunion to date: let me repeat that “the largest Reunion to date.” That certainly has a good ring to it. I’ve been to each one since the first and by far, this past reunion still rings loudest. We should all be very proud of the outcome and the great gathering of our Brother and Sister Tomb Guards, families, and...
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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.