Tomb of the Unknowns Arlington National Cemetery
In 1921 an unknown soldier, killed during the First World War was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1932 a tomb of white marble was placed over his grave, with the text "Here rests in honored glory, an American Soldier known but to God."
Later were buried here from unknown soldiers who died in World War II and in the wars in Korea and Vietnam.
The tomb is now called The Tomb of the Unknowns and get 7 days a week, monitored 24 hours a day.
The tomb of the unknown soldier of the Vietnam War is empty. The buried soldier was identified in 1998, it was the body crasht aviator First Lieutenant Michael Joseph Blassie.
- Text: Anneke & Paul Moerenhout
- Photos: Anneke & Paul Moerenhout
- ATKINSON, RICK, Where Valor Rests, National Geographic Society, Washington, 2009.
- ROBERT M. POOLE, On Hallowed Ground, Walker & Company, New York, 2009.
Address and contactinformation
- Memorial Drive
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