The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has honored those lost in battle for 100 years now.
In honor of the Tomb’s anniversary and Veterans Day, several events have been planned. While most are in-person, there are still many ways to interact with the observances from afar.
On arlingtoncemetery.mil/Tomb100/Centennial-Events, a complete listing of Centennial programs is available. These include several informational programs, like “The Memorial Arboretum,” a video presentation about the Arboretum’s history and relationship to the Tomb, and “Ask a Tomb Guard,” a question-and-answer session with several members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, or the Old Guard, who are tasked with guarding the Tomb 24/7.
Several events will also be livestreamed on DVIDS Nov. 10 and 11. A complete listing of those events is available below.
Nov. 10: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Flower Ceremony
• 8:00-9 a.m. EST, www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27495
• Noon-1 p.m. EST, www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27496
• 4-5 p.m. EST, www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27497
• Wreath Laying Ceremony: 11-11:30 a.m. EST, www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27489
• Veterans Day Memorial Amphitheater Observance: 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. EST, www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27487
“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – a lasting symbol of the courage, bravery and sacrifices of generations of American Soldiers,” Christine Wormuth, secretary of the Army, said. “The nation is forever indebted to all who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.”
There will also be event coverage on Arlington social media accounts, which can be found at @arlingtonnatl. Arlington National Cemetery can also be found on YouTube.