"Here Rests In Honored Glory An American Soldier Known But To God"
"Every year on this day, we pause to remember Americans fallen by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The names of the men buried there are known only to God, but their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten by our nation.
The soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines we remember today answered the call of service in their nation's hour of need. They stood to fight for America's highest ideals. And when the sun came up this morning the flag flew at half-staff in solemn gratitude and in deep respect."
The Sentinels Creed My dedication to this sacred duty is total and wholehearted. In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter. And with dignity and perseverance my standard will remain perfection. Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk my tour in humble reverence to the best of my ability. It is he who commands the respect I protect. His bravery that made us so proud. Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day alone in the thoughtful peace of night, this soldier will in honored glory rest under my eternal vigilance.
Located in Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va., the Tomb of the Unknowns stands on top of a hill facing east toward Washington, DC Also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, it was constructed to mark the grave of an unidentified American soldier from World War I. The Tomb was placed above the grave of the Unknown Soldier from World War I, and was opened for public visitation on April 9, 1932. On April 6, 1948, the Tomb Guard of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment (also known as The Old Guard) began guarding the Tomb 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since the first interment (burial) of the Unknown Soldier from World War I, there have been three graves added for unknowns from World War II, Korea, and the Vietnam War.
To all Servicemen and Women, Veterans, and their loved ones... From a grateful Nation. And to those who gave all... You are never forgotten. You live, always, in our Hearts. And our Hearts will go on. "My Heart Will Go On" Midi dedicated to the memory of our fallen Heroes.
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