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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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The attraction has never been officially named, but it's known as The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The U.S. soldiers interred here after World War I are all holders of the Medal of Honor, while the foreign nationals are all recipients of the their respective militaries' highest honors. The burial plot was opened in 1921 when the U.S. Congress approved a tomb for an unknown soldier. You can see the changing of the guard ceremony daily. Visit this tomb along with Tomb 31 to honor soldiers from World War I. For The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and beyond, use our Arlington trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Arlington vacation.
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  • This is the most popular attraction in the Arlington National Cemetery. Most come for the change of guard but actually the soldier will walk around the tomb. Non-Americans may not share the national.....  more
    This is the most popular attraction in the Arlington National Cemetery. Most come for the change of guard but actually the soldier will walk around the tomb. Non-Americans may not share the national.....  more »
  • Watching the Changing of the Guard was inspiring. The intense dedication you witness during the ceremony make you proud. 
    Watching the Changing of the Guard was inspiring. The intense dedication you witness during the ceremony make you proud.  more »
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  • Freaking amazing. A wonderful experience. We watched silently the honor guard March back and forth guarding the Tomb of the Unknown soldier. We also got to witness the changing of the guards. Such a great experience. Our school was honored to place a wreath for the tomb. I would suggest this to anyone who visits Washington D.C.
  • Always amazed when I go there. The tomb of the unknown such a sacred place. Great views from the mansion. Worth the hike. Look up one or two of the military folks buried there. Watching the guard change is fascinating.

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