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DVD - Voices from the Tomb
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From its creation in 1921 through today, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery is our country’s most sacred shrine. Guarded by some of the most dedicated soldiers in the US Army, the Tomb has seen America through war and bloodshed across the globe, yet it remains a place where a grateful nation can grieve, remember, and honor. This video displays the dedication and honor one must display for this honorable duty. Runtime is approximately 56 minutes.
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Did you know?
How many times will a Sentinel be on duty during the shift?
Each Relief has a 24 hour rotational work day. Ideally, four qualified Sentinels, one Relief Commander (RC), one Assistant Relief Commander (ARC), and several Sentinels in training comprise the Relief. The daily walk schedule is made by the RC or ARC and is dependent on the number of Sentinels who are proficient enough to guard the Tomb in front of the public. Generally, the Sentinel will do several walks back to back and then be done for the day. However, in extreme cases, Sentinels have been known to go back-to-back (every other walk) for the entire shift.