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  THE GUARD AND THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS
by matcrazy1
 
 

The Tomb of the Unknowns, behind the guard on my picture (enlarge), at the Arlington National Cemetery, is a large white, marble stone covered by frescos. It is not my favourite piece of architecture at Arlington Cemetery.

MARBLE? ONLY FROM COLORADO!
More interesting is history of transportation that large and very heavy stone from the Yule Marble Quarry located near Marble, Colorado, in 1931. I got to know that the best marble for the most impressive federal edificies in Washington, DC originated from Colorado. There was smaller (not finished) the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier put on this place (since 1920) to commemorite American troops died in the World War I.

Currently the Tomb contains the remains of unknown American soldiers from four wars:
- World Wars I
- World War II
- Korean Conflict
- Vietnam War (until 1998)
There is the writing: "Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God".



Address: Administrative Building, Arlington, Virginia 22211
Directions: By metro to Arlington Cemetery station (+ a walk or metrobus) or by car (details in my Transportation Tips).
othercontact: +1 (703) 607-8585
Phone: +1 (703) 607-8000
Website: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/mrp-map.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2005
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