will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Soldiers solute soldiers" Arlington National Cemetery Tip by mht_in_la

  Soldiers solute soldiers
by mht_in_la

This is the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. This memorial is guarded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, regardless of rain, shine, anything. The photo shows the changing of the guards, which is fun to watch. It took place about every 40 minutes when I was there. The soldier on guard patrols the tomb back and forth until his shift is done. So it's not too tough compared with similar guards in other countries who have to stand still for many hours.

Address: Arlington, VA.
Directions: Metro Stop: Arlington, the cemetary is in walking distance. Across the Potomac from the Lincoln Memorial.
Phone: (703) 607-8000

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jul 13, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Make your mark on the world”

Online Now


Top 10,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 5 5 7 7

Have you been to Washington D.C.?

  Share Your Travels