Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Open for First Time in Nearly 100 Years

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery is dedicated to the Americans who have died in the line of duty.

For the first time in 96 years, a section of the tomb was opened to the general public as part of the 2021 Veterans Day activities. On the Tuesday and Wednesday before the national holiday, the public was allowed to walk up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, something that is typically reserved for sentinels of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, or “The Old Guard.”

Visitors were able to place flowers at the tomb in tribute to unidentified and unlocated Americans who died during military service.

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