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The Tomb of the Unknown is probably the most interesting for the visitors of Alrington Cemetery because you can observe the changing of the guard.

The changing takes place in front of the Tomb that was established in 1921 (the block of granite was placed there in 1930), inside the tomb are the remains of unidentified soldier from WWI.

The guard is changed every 30? so just wait for a while (October to March every 60?) to see the event, the ceremony is very simple. Try to be quite while there. After the ceremony we checked the Memorial Amphitheatre(pic 4) at the back of the Tomb where three times per year you can attend the annual memorial services(Easter, Memorial Day and Veteran Day).

Address: Arlington, VA.
Directions: second stop of Cemetery?s tourmobile

Metro Stop: Arlington, the cemetary is in walking distance. Across the Potomac from the Lincoln Memorial.

Phone: (703) 607-8000
Website: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org

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  • Written Nov 9, 2010
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