This is a 26 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Arlington National Cemetery - Tomb of the Unknowns. All of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking WDC. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. Inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words: Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.
The Tomb sarcophagus was placed above the grave of the Unknown Soldier of World War I. West of the World War I Unknown are the crypts of unknowns from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Those 3 graves are marked with white marble slabs flush with the plaza.
THE TOMB HAS BEEN GUARDED 24/7 SINCE 1937. Tomb Guards come from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard". Serving the U.S. since 1784, the Old Guard is the oldest active infantry unit in the military. They keep watch over the memorial every minute of every day, including when the cemetery is closed and in inclement weather.
The Tomb Guard badge is the least awarded badge in the Army, and the 2nd least awarded badge in the overall military. (The first is the astronaut badge.) Tomb Guards are held to the highest standards of behavior, and can have their badge taken away for any action on or off duty that could bring disrespect to the Tomb. And that’s for the entire lifetime of the Tomb Guard, even well after his or her guarding duty is over. Only 3 women have held the post.
The presentation covers the following:
Arlington National Cemetery
World War I
Interment Ceremony (2)
World War II
Internment Ceremony (2)
Fact: 3 Continued
Fact: 5 Continued
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This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer on... National Parks, Landmarks & Memorials.